Journey To Cuba

This year, an opportunity of a lifetime has come my way. I've been able to document many events over the course of my photography career but never like this one. I have accepted an educational opportunity to document in Cuba w/ a small group of artists taking place December 2014.

Any funding will be incredibly helpful in making this dream happen. For me, not only is this a "bucket list" experience, it's also a passion project allowing me to explore and photograph the largest island in the Caribbean and capture the history, the people and the culture.

As a visual artist I am constantly searching for unique opportunities like this one. To be able to story tell through my portraits makes this journey a perfect learning experience as well as a very special project! Photographing this trip will allow me to create my 1st photo series/exhibition set to debut in Spring 2015 (excited). I want to share my experience through these very special portraits.

The Impact

Your contribution will allow me to successfully fund the rest of my tuition/fees due to make this excursion happen. The project is being paid out of pocket and in order to make it happen I need your support! 

In return for your support, you have the opportunity to access portraits from the experience via (1) custom photo postcard ($20 contribution) or (1) framed 8 x 10" portrait ($50 contribution) as a special gift (see reward levels for reference).

In a country of chronic shortages and few retail stores, I also plan to travel prepared with a few items to leave behind.

A portion of the proceeds will be put toward the purchase of the following items: clothing, school supplies, vitamins, and DVDs of cartoons in Spanish to name a few.

*Your donation/support will allow me to bring a larger quantity of items on the trip. 

Everything counts and all donations are welcome and appreciated! 

Other Ways You Can Help

I will also be selling my portraits upon my return, if you are interested in any custom framing, feel free to email me. Also keep an eye out for updates on my website for my fundraising progress and my preparations!

If you aren't in the position to contribute at this time, please make sure to spread the word!


  • Dave Sarnowski 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
  • Gito Monclus 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
  • Lucy Jackman 
    • $100 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 87 mos
  • Blair Milbourne 
    • $20 
    • 87 mos
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Jen Diaz 
Jersey City, NJ
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