Teen Summer Photography Program in Cuba is a collaboration between ARCC Programs, a leader in service and adventure programs for teenagers, and The Image Flow. This program combines photography, community service and travel!
The Image Flow is partnering with ARCC Programs, a leader in service and adventure programs for teenagers, to offer this summer workshop in Cuba. ARCC has been leading teen programs in Cuba for the past 4 years. We have worked hand-in-hand with ARCC to customize this unique program and are proud to offer an exceptional trip combining photography seminars, community service, and travel.
The participants will have unique access into modern Cuba, giving back to communities in need while they learn photography techniques from professional photographers. Your student will love experiencing this wonderful island nation framed by the backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean. Cuba will provide a multitude of photogenic subjects for the group – brilliant and aging architecture, open and lively people, tropical light and vibrant colors.
For the first part of the trip, participants will stay in a private home in Matanzas, a university town where Salsa dancing originated in the 18th century. From here, they will travel to the Bay of Pigs and soak up its history and pristine beaches. As they explore Cuba, the group will also give back to local Cuban communities by completing several different community service projects. The students will teach English to local English learners, provide community outreach to those in need, and help with several small construction projects.
Next, we’ll have a day at the bustling beach town of Varadero where we will enjoy the clear Caribbean waters. The last few days of our summer program will be spent in Havana with local photographer and Image Flow instructor Ramses, who will take the group to some of his favorite places, including the afro-cuban dance troupe, Casablanca, and of course for a ride in classic cars.