National Geographic and Getty Images contributing photographer and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker will lead a unique photo tour of Cuba, November 15-25, 2016.
A few spaces are still available on the 11-day Cuba Cultural Exchange: Havana, Vinales & Trinidad trip offered by Jim Cline Photo Tours.
Christopher–the Lowell Thomas Award ‘Travel Journalist of the Year’ 2008–has previously led photo expeditions and tours for Lumaria Workshops, National Geographic Expeditions, and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Christopher has been hailed by National Geographic as “One of the world’s leading authorities on Cuban travel and culture.”
He has made a full-time living as a travel writer, photographer and tour leader since 1982.
His Cars of Cuba 2017 calendar was published in August 2016.
His many self-illustrated books include Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba (a two-time national book award winner), the best-selling Moon Cuba guidebook, plus his coffee-table book Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobile. His five guidebooks for National Geographic include National Geographic Traveler Cuba, plus the Traveler series guidebooks to Costa Rica and Colombia, both of which he photographed for National Geographic on assignment. Plus, he has written and photographed for more than 200 leading publications worldwide, from CNN Travel and Elle to National Geographic Traveler and Playboy. His award-winning photographs have appeared as front covers of scores of magazines, as well as having been published in countless books, brochures, and catalogs.
Christopher’s many years of experience traveling in Cuba are sure to make this an extraordinary and enriching experience. We hope you’ll join us on this adventure exploring the beautiful and unique island of Cuba.
You’ll experience the beautiful sights and sounds of Old Havana, with classic American cars rumbling past and fisherman sitting alongside the Malecón sea wall at sunset. A visit to a tumbledown boxing gym will give you an inside look at this important Cuban sport, while a visit with tobacco farmers and even invitations into private homes will provide you a glimpse into the Cubans’ lives. Everywhere you’ll benefit from meeting Chris’ personal friends, such as world-renowned tobacco farmer Hirochi Robaina and equally acclaimed photographer Roberto Salas.
Astonishing façades, cowboys, fascinating street life, and ubiquitous classic cars will keep you busy as you travel from Havana to Viñales, as well as to the sensational colonial city of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will meet and learn from many fascinating locals, on a trip that is wonderfully full of culture and life.
Throughout, Christopher will guide you to better travel photography by teaching the key elements of composition and use of available light.