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OAXACA JANUARY 2018
OAXACA, MEXICO // TRADICIONES Y INNOVACIONES
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH POCOAPOCO
A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF OAXACA’S FOOD, CRAFT AND DESIGN FROM HISTORICAL USE TO CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION
DATE: JANUARY, 20-28, 2018
TRIP PRICE: 5500 USD
INCLUDED: MEALS, LODGING, GUIDES, DEMONSTRATION AND IN-COUNTRY TRANSPORTATION, UPON ARRIVAL TO OAXACA AIRPORT. ALL DIETARY PREFERENCES CAN BE ACCOMODATED.
NOT INCLUDED: FLIGHTS TO AND FROM OAXACA
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT EACH PARTICIPANT SECURE A TRAVELER’S INSURANCEPOLICY. INFORMATION ON TRAVEL INSURANCE WILL BE IN THE INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE.
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION: SUBJECT TO SOME CHANGE BASED ON WEATHER AND AVAILABILITY
Oaxaca is a city rooted in its traditions — the food, the drinks, the architecture, the craft. The maintainance of this knowledge, the landscape and the local skills have turned Oaxaca into one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in Mexico.
Our 8 day program is a high energy, educational, and stunning introduction to the traditions of Oaxaca and how these traditions are being interpreted and utilized in the increasingly modern-day city.
We will explore hand-made craft and innovative product design through meetings and visits to artisan homes and workshops around the greater Oaxaca area, including textiles, ceramics, and glass. We will learn and document the processes and work with styling and shooting the outcomes.
We will discover the complex process of mezcal production and the spiritual world of agave through a long day on the palenques, then follow mezcal’s recent entrance into bars and cocktails, working with local businesses to document their thoughtful spaces and mezcal based creations.
We will explore the origins and uses of Oaxacan foods, ingredients and local cuisine. We will see and taste food being made at home with traditional tools as well as plated with intenetion at exquisite restaurants.
We will explore the landscape and architecture, from ruins to churches to museums to hotels.
We will create images inspired by new tastes, objects, colors, and knowledge.
This trip is a very special and intimate week immersed in the incredible people, places and culture of Oaxaca.
We are exploring the possibility of a trip to the coast. We will keep you updated as participants may fly into Oaxaca and out of Puerto.
We hope you will join us.
INDIA 2018 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NOW
IN THE MIDST OF DESERT SANDS
THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER IN SOME LOCATIONS.
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO TAKE YOU WITH US TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES ON EARTH. WE HAVE BEEN TO INDIA MANY TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. WHEN PEOPLE ASK US WHERE TO GO, WE ALWAYS START WITH RAJASTHAN FOR ITS EXQUISITE BEAUTY. IT'S OPEN HEARTED PEOPLE, UNPARALLELED COLORS AND EVER CHANGING LANDSCAPES HAVE INSPIRED US MANY TIMES.
WE WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOUNEY TO JAIPUR, THE FAMED PINK CITY, JODHPUR, THE BLUE CITY, AND TO THE BUSTLING MARKETS AND INCREDIBLE LAKES OF UDAIPUR. WE WILL THEN VENTURE TO THE DESERT ON THE EDGE OF PAKISTAN, ALL THE WAY TO THE THE WALLED CITY OF JAISELEMER. YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO ADD ON A TRIP TO VARANASI AT THE END IF YOU CHOOSE.
WE WILL BRING YOU ALONG ON THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY AS WE MEET LOCAL WEAVERS, ARTISANS, CRAFT PEOPLE, CHEFS, MUSICIANS AND MORE. YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SPEND TIME MAKING YOUR OWN STORY OF THIS JOURNEY. WE WILL SHOOT ALL DAY AND EDIT IN THE EVENINGS. WE WILL BE STAYING IN SOME INCREDIBLE PLACES. FROM HERITAGE PALACES, TO TENT CAMPS AND RESTORED HISTORIC HAVELLIS, YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH INDIA AS WE HAVE. IF YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED AT ANY POINT YOU CAN TAKE A DAY OFF AN SPEND TIME AT THE HOTEL TO SIT BY THE POOL OR TAKE A STROLL WITH A LOCAL GUIDE TO SHOP A LITTLE.
AS FAR AS THE TEACHING PORTION OF THIS TRIP, WE ARE HERE TO TEACH YOU ALL THAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY OVER THE COURSE OF OUR CAREER. WE UNDERSTAND THAT NOT EVERYONE IS AT THE SAME LEVEL. THIS IS NOT A HINDRANCE. WE WELCOME ALL PEOPLE, AT ALL SKILL LEVELS. SO MUCH OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS PERSONAL AND INTERNAL. THE TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS ARE LEARNED BUT SEEING AND LEARNING TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE AND THE SURROUNDING COME FIRST. PHOTOGRAPHY IS THINKING FIRST AND SHOOTING SECOND. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE THE OUTCOME OF INTERACTIONS IN THE REAL WORLD AND IT IS IN THIS SPACE THAT WE WILL EXPLORE. OF COURSE THE IS A LOT OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION IMPARTED BUT WE WILL BE DEEP IN A BEAUTIFUL AND FOREIGN CULTURE THAT IS TOTALLY IMMERSIVE SO WE WILL NEED ALL OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS TO CREATE OUR STORIES. WE WILL BE PARTNERING WITH KAMALAN TRAVELS FOR THE DURATION OF OUR STAY. THEY WILL BE OUR FRIENDS, GUIDES AND SUPPORT THROUGHTOUT THIS NEW EXPERINCE.