Duration: 12 days / 11 nights total, with an option for extension
Cost: From $5,950 USD per person (see details here)
Class size: 8-14
Instructors: Maggie Steber & Kike Calvo
VII is excited to partner with Colombia Photo Expeditions to present a workshop with Maggie Steber that explores photography, creativity, nature, storytelling, and the power of one’s own inspiration.
Lead by Maggie Steber and Colombia Photo Expeditions’ Kike Calvo, participants will explore the Feria de Las Flores in Medellin in the Andes mountains, swim in a river that has been dubbed “the liquid rainbow”, listen to the Latin rhythms of the salsa capital of the world, ride motorcycle-powered carts through the luscious rainforest, and visit the beaches and mangroves of one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet in search of Humpback Whales.
About Maggie Steber
Maggie Steber, a documentary photographer specializing in humanistic stories, has worked in 67 countries. Her honors include a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in 2017, the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson Grant, the Ernst Haas Grant, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project. Steber has worked in Haiti for three decades. Aperture published her monograph, “Dancing on Fire.”
In 2013, Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine with an exhibition that traveled to five cities. Steber served as a Newsweek contract photographer and as Asst. Managing Editor of Photography and Features at The Miami Herald, overseeing projects that won a Pulitzer. Her work is included in the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation Collection, and The Richter Library. She exhibits internationally. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP, The Guardian, and Geo Magazine. Steber teaches workshops internationally including at the World Press Joop Swart Master Classes, the International Center for Photography, Foundry Workshops, and the Obscura Photo Festival.
About Colombia Photo Expeditions
Colombia Photo Expeditions offers private custom Photo Tours and fixed-date Expeditions for photographers and travelers from around the world, specializing in cultural immersion, natural history, and photography, always traveling in small-sized groups with the best local and photographic expertise.
With years of experience as a National Geographic Photography Expert for National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions, Kike Calvo understands the importance of complementing the best photographic opportunities with the creation of long-lasting memories, based on an in-depth understanding of Colombia’s magical realism.