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If you love photography, crave adventure and are looking to connect with like-minded individuals, then you've come to the right place!

What makes our tours unique is that they are specifically designed for the photo enthusiast who dreams of adventure and fantasises about having a National Geographic photographer-like experience. Guided by the light, they are journeys that offer genuine experiences whilst learning and improving ‘on-site’ on your photographic skills.

By the time you leave, you'll know how to tell stories with your camera, and you’ll have great photos to prove it. We guarantee it!

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John Stanmeyer Storytelling Workshop. Havana, Cuba

Jose Marti Int'l Airport, La Habana, Cuba

PAIR ONE OF THE MOST PHOTOGENIC, STORY-FILLED PLACES TOGETHER WITH MASTER VISUAL STORYTELLER JOHN STANMEYER AND YOU GET A WORKSHOP THAT JUST CAN’T BE MISSED! ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP This Visual Storytelling Workshop is designed to improve your knowledge and skill in using photography as a medium to communicate and share stories. During the seven-day intensive workshop you will learn about the power of narrative storytelling, hone your photographic skills, be given the tools to leverage this powerful form of communication, and be guided by your mentors into producing your very own photo story through your unique photographic voice. ABOUT JOHN STANMEYER John Stanmeyer is an award-winning photojournalist, Emmy nominated filmmaker and educator, dedicated to social, humanitarian and political issues that define our times. For more than 15 years, John has worked nearly exclusively with National Geographic magazine, producing over 18 stories, resulting in more than 14 covers. Between 1998 and 2008, John was a contract photographer for Time magazine. His years with Time resulted in 18 covers. In 2001, Stanmeyer co-founded with six of the world’s leading photojournalists, the prestigious VII Photo agency. Today VII represents more than 30 photographers from around the globe. Stanmeyer is an Emeritus member of VII and also is represented by Nat Geo Image Collection agency and is a member of Ripple Effects Images, a collective of artists and storytellers working on issues related to women, empowerment and equality. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the prestigious Robert Capa award, POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo of the Year in 2014. John lives in the southern Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Days: 7 (6 nights) Group: 8 people max. BOOKING & MORE INFO For more information about the itinerary, prices and to make a reservation, please visit our website: https://www.rawphototours.com/product/cuba-storytelling-workshop-john-stanmeyer/ NOTE: This tour is being advertised on other media as well so the number of attendees on meetup do not necessarily reflect the actual number of people going. Find us on: Web: www.rawphototours.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_raw_society/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rawphotographytours/

Cuba Photo Tour

JFK International Airport

“THE CLOCKS HAVE BEEN STOPPED FOR DECADES BUT IT‘S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE CUBA FINDS ITS WAY BACK TO THE FUTURE. DON’T MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO DOCUMENT HISTORY AND LEAVE YOUR VERY OWN PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY.” WHY A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE IN CUBA? “Shoot what it feels like, not what it looks like.” David Alan Harvey. Like a diamond in the rough, Cuba is raw and unpolished but hides many wonders: from the vibrant music scene, cobble stone streets and passionate dancing of Havana to Trinidad’s colonial pastel-painted houses, to the limestone hills that cut through the lush green hills of Viñales. It’s the ideal place to give in to your senses and shoot what it feels like. It’s storied past, unique contrasts and laid-back Caribbean lifestyle have attracted many great photographers over time such as David Alan Harvey, Alex Webb and Susan Meiselas, and now, with Raw Photo Tours, you too can have the opportunity of capturing Cuba’s unique essence. THE EXPERIENCE “And another Photo Tour with The Raw Society…this time in Cuba, and again, it was fantastic!! All the elements were there, the 7 photonerds, the beautiful and interesting places(loved Trinidad),the interactions with people, and of course, the flawless organization by Christelle, and the priceless insight and support by Jorge. What more could I ask for :)” Carlos A. Cuba Photo Tour 2019 ITINERARY Havana – Viñales – Trinidad – Havana DAYS 9 days/8 nights GROUP 8 people max. BOOKING & MORE INFO For more information about the itinerary, prices and to make a reservation, please visit our website: https://www.rawphototours.com/product/cuba-tour/ Don't mis out on our reduced early-bird rate, valid only until the 31st of October NOTE: This tour is being advertised on other media as well so the number of attendees on meetup do not necessarily reflect the actual number of people going. Find us on: Web: www.rawphototours.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_raw_society/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rawphotographytours/

Cuba Storytelling Workshop w/ Samuel Aranda

JFK International Airport

“IN CUBA, AND SPECIFICALLY IN HAVANA, THERE’S AN ENERGY THAT TURNS EVERY SITUATION INTO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED” – FERNANDO PEREZ ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP This Visual Storytelling Workshop is designed to improve your knowledge and skill in using photography as a medium to capture and share stories. During the six-day intensive workshop your mentors will guide you in creating a photo story through an assignment that will be given to, as well as help develop your individual style. YOUR MENTORS Jorge Delgado-Ureña Renown Spanish photographer, resident teacher and co-founder of Raw Photo Tours, Jorge has over 15 years of experience in photography and an innate ability for teaching. He’s been published in several local and international magazines, including National Geographic, Ijsberg Magazine, La Vanguardia, Publico, Fisheye Magazine to name a few. Samuel Aranda Photographer Samuel Aranda has spent the last 15 years documenting conflict, migration and social issues around the world. Working frequently for The New York Times in the Middle East and Africa, he has also completed assignments in several other countries for clients including , National Geographic, Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Le Monde and El Pais Semanal. In 2012, he was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year taken while on assignment for The New York Times. In 2006, his feature about African migrants trying to reach Europe was awarded the Spanish National Award of Photography from ANIGP-TV. In 2015 he was awarded with the Nikon Photography award for his coverage of the Ebola crisis, and in 2016 he received the award again for his coverage of the refugee crisis. ITINERARY Havana DAYS 6 days/5 nights GROUP 8 people max. BOOKING & MORE INFO For more information about the itinerary, prices and to make a reservation, please visit our website: https://www.rawphototours.com/product/cuba-storytelling-workshop/ NOTE: This tour is being advertised on other media as well so the number of attendees on meetup do not necessarily reflect the actual number of people going. Find us on: Web: www.rawphototours.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_raw_society/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rawphotographytours/

Morocco Photo Tour

JFK International Airport

“TO BECOME A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER YOU HAVE TO VENTURE OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND MOROCCO WILL GIVE YOU PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DO SO. ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?” WHY A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE IN MOROCCO? Gateway to Africa, land of breathtaking mountain ranges, ancient cities and sweeping deserts, Morocco is any photographer’s dream and the ideal place to host our epic photo tour. If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. – Robert Capa Taking photos (of people) in Morocco however, can be difficult, which is why this workshop is the ultimate challenge and the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to make a giant leap in their street photography skills, learning to get closer, become part of the scene and conquer their fears in street photography. THE EXPERIENCE “If you decide to go with The Raw Society – be ready. Be ready to learn, to experience, to see, to really open your eyes and your heart – it will reflect on your photos. It’s intense, exciting, fun, exhausting, authentic, something out of the ordinary, hard work and an experience you will not soon forget. And what you learn is something you take with you for the rest of your life. The teachers’ patience is worth a medal and Jorge will quickly take your photography skills to the next level. I cannot recommend these guys enough!” Anne L. Morocco Photo Tour Feb. 2019 ITINERARY Marrakech – Zagora –Tafraout – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi – Boumalne Dades –Marrakech DAYS 9 days/8 nights GROUP 8 people max. BOOKING & MORE INFO For more information about the itinerary, prices and to make a reservation, please visit our website: https://www.rawphototours.com/product/morocco-tour/ NOTE: This tour is being advertised on other media as well so the number of attendees on meetup do not necessarily reflect the actual number of people going. Find us on: Web: www.rawphototours.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_raw_society/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rawphotographytours/

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