Photographic Cuba

There is no question that Cuba is an incredibly photogenic place. There is never a lack of great subjects. Regardless of whether you are in Havana, Baracoa, or the Isle of Youth, photographers have subjects at the ready.

Complete Cuba travelers have published 5 books to date of photography from their travels to Cuba.

Now, there is an opportunity to have your Cuba photography recognized by Havana Times. The website also has an archive of the past winners if you are looking for inspiration.

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This is the 11th year of their annual photo contest. 2018 saw 109 amateur and professional photographers submit for the contest. From the Havanatimes.org website, categories include:

  • Life in Cuba in 8-12 pictures. Please indicate the order which the photos should appear. Also send us a brief statement about your compilation of pictures. This category has a 1st prize of US $100, a 2nd prize of $75 and a Special Mention.

  • The Tourist World in Cuba. For this category you can send from 1 to 3 entries. The winning photo will have a prize of $75 and there will be a Special Mention.

  • Sculptures and Monuments in Cuba. For this category you can send from 1 to 3 entries.  The winning photo will have a prize of $75 and there will be a Special Mention

  • Special Category for Nicaragua and Venezuela: Pictures of Struggle, Resistance and Repression. For this category you can send from 1 to 3 entries from either of the two countries. This category will have a first prize of $75, a second prize of $50 and a Special Mention.

The terms and conditions of the contest are clearly listed on their website (below), but there is no fee for entry. The deadline is November 1, 2019.

Complete Cuba looks forward to being represented well in the 2019 contest!

Rangefinder Gallery @ Tamarkin Camera Complete Cuba Exhibit

Earlier this year Complete Cuba and The Rangefinder Gallery cooperatively held an exhibit of photography from past Complete Cuba travelers. This is a brief three minute video of the gallery show.

Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018

Anthony Bourdain changed the way we eat, travel, and engage people all over the world.  His curiosity, reflection, sarcasm, humor, and storytelling are all one of a kind.  

Anthony Bourdain once said, “As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks — on your body or on your heart — are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”

In 2015, when Complete Cuba was relatively young, Anthony Bourdain traveled to Cuba and encouraged an entirely new interest in the food, culture, music, and people of the island nation.

Please watch Anderson Cooper's remembrance of Anthony Bourdain...

Anderson Cooper pays tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Complete Cuba Named Top 30 Cuba Blog

Late last year Complete Cuba was awarded the number 6 position in the top 20 Cuba Travel Blogs.  We were very excited to have that honor.  Complete Cuba has just been awarded the top 30 overall Cuba blogs on the web.  Thank you all for following, liking, reading, and traveling with Complete Cuba!

You can check out the awards in the side-bar of our site to check out the list as well as some of the other blogs we are honored to be next to.

Mi casa es su casa...Casas Particulares in Cuba!

Mi casa es su casa...Casas Particulares in Cuba!

When you stay in a casa particular, in addition to a place to stay, you have the opportunity to meet and get to know your hosts. Here, we say good bye to our Havana hosts from our Winter 2017 group trip.

Amy M. Gardner recently did an interview about casas particulares with Shoulders of Giants.  The transcript is below.

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Big news from Complete Cuba!

Registration for our August 27-September 6 trip is closing Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. eastern time! We have had many inquiries and strong interest in this trip. While we will be setting future trip dates, being able to do a 11 days, 10 night trip at this price is something we don’t expect to be able to repeat.

If you’re on the fence, now is the time to go, and this is a great trip to experience the Complete Cuba! We literally only have a few spots left. Visit CompleteCuba.com and click sign up to join us!

If you can't join us on this trip visit CompleteCuba.com and sign up for our email list to get information on future opportunities.