Arien Chang Workshop
in partnership with 
Kasia Trojak 


Parrandas Celebration

Remedios & Caibarien, 

6 Days
Dec 22 - Dec 27,

Experience a Celebration that takes one year in the making and travel through Cuba with Arien Chang in a 5 Day Intensive Street Photography Shooting and Editing Workshop

Workshop Includes:

  • Accomodations in Havana and Remedios
  • Taxis to/from airport and to Remedios & Caibarien
  • Welcome Dinner in Havana
  • Arien Chang Studio Visit and Work Presentation
  • Photo Critiques, Portfolio Review, Selection and Sequencing to create a publishable story about the celebration
  • A Small Group Experience, Individual Shooting and feedback time with Arien Chang

The workshop starts in Havana. Then we travel to the town of Remedios. Please plan to arrive on Dec 22 and depart Dec 27. 
Workshop Doesn’t Include:

  • Airfare, meals (other than breakfast and welcome dinner) 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cuba Visa

A detailed itinerary outlining the schedule for each day, a packing list and a Cuba Preparation Kit will be sent to all participants. 

This workshop satisfies the OFAC “Suport for the Cuban People” requirement for US Citizens.
All Images © Arien Chang

COST : $3,000 ($500 Deposit to Hold a Spot)

Arien Chang Castán (Workshop Instructor) is a Cuban photographer based in New York City. At the beginning of his career as an artist, he devoted himself to painting, and later discovered in photography both the expression of his personality and a way to document recondite settings in Cuba. He has had solo exhibitions at Thomas Nickel Project in New York, Art Basel Miami, Fototeca de Cuba, Fabrica de Arte  Cubano in Havana, X88 Gallery in Sydney and Dots Gallery in Prague.  He has participated in multiple group shows including Reportage Sydney Documentary and Street Photography Festival, NY Photo Visura Festival, Havana Biennial, Oregon’s Emerald Art Center, Freies Museum Berlin, and Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. He has given lectures at the Columbia University, Parsons School of Design, ICP, Cuban Ludwig Foundation, ISA Higher Institute of Art in Havana and has taught street and documentary photography at Santa Fe Workshops and National Geographic expeditions. He is a recepient of the Raúl Corrales scholarship (Havana, 2009), Red Gate Residency (Beijing, 2013), and Havana Club’s Havana Cultura 3rd Edition Scholarship (2013).

Kasia Trojak (Workshop Coordinator) is a Polish-born, Los Angeles-based photographer and assistant director. She has worked on the director’s team on over sixty Hollywood studio feature films and television shows, responsible for coordinating logistics and organization of daily operations. In her photographic practice, she specializes in portrait, editorial and documentary while exploring ideas of authenticity, a sense of belonging and mis/placement. In 2020, she was recognized by the British Journal of Photography as one of the twenty “Female In Focus” photographers and her winning photograph has been published online in The Guardian, The Times UK and Vogue Italia. Her photographs have been exhibited in multiple group shows in Los Angeles, New York, London, Italy, Poland and Mexico, with two solo exhibitions in Havana. She is a member of Directors Guild of America and Women Street Photographers.

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