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My road trips are designed to help build a deeper understanding of the complex fabric woven across a rich cultural landscape that is today's Cuba. We travel from the crumbling elegance of her colonial capital to the rural heart of an island nation. It's an adventure of a lifetime at a moment of great historic importance.
Travel to Cuba and learn the secrets to navigating island culture like a native. Each day, I introduce you to memorable characters, and take you inside the real Cuba. Experience the unique mix of national pride and economic hardship that has fascinated intrepid travelers for centuries.
My 25 years of travel to Cuba as a photojournalist are tempered with my experience growing up as a first generation Cuban-American kid in Miami. My road trips reflect that Cuban experience in a "no bullshit" way - from both sides of the spectrum. My aim is to facilitate an experience, as authentic, as if you were visiting your own Cuban family on the island.
We each have the opportunity to build a better future between these two great nations by fostering relationships built on mutual respect. Ethical travel has the ability to empower everyday Cubans who are embracing new economic reforms. The photos you bring back to family and friends in America will help open minds and hearts. We can all play a role in reconciling our mutual history - one family at a time.
Alfredo De Lara is an award-winning photojournalist and digital cinematographer with 25 years of global storytelling experience.
His work has been recognized six times by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and been honored with two of broadcast journalisms top prizes - the George Foster Peabody, and the Alfred I. Dupont awards.
De Lara's portfolio includes extensive war zone & conflict reporting, investigative documentary films, and current affairs feature assignments in over over 70 countries around the globe.
2011 DUPONT AWARD - PORT-AU-PRINCE EARTHQUAKE / HAITI
2005 PEABODY AWARD - HURRICANE KATRINA / USA
2005 NYF GOLD MEDAL - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DOCUMENTARY / IRAQ
2004 NATIONAL HEADLINER AWARD - BEST NEWS COVERAGE / IRAQ
2003 OPC KAPLAN AWARD - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY / IRAQ
2002 EMMY HONORS - SPECIAL RECOGNITION / AFGHANISTAN
1994 EMMY AWARD - FEATURE NEWS SERIES / COLOMBIA
1993 EMMY AWARD - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY / RUSSIA
1993 EMMY HONORS - FEATURE NEWS SERIES / NICARAGUA
1992 EMMY HONORS - FEATURE NEWS SERIES / UNITED STATES
1991 EMMY AWARD - FEATURE NEWS SERIES / CANADA
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