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Photographer Daryl Hawk Explores Cuba In Westport Talk

Daryl Hawk
Daryl Hawk Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will give an audio-visual presentation titled “Into the Heart of Cuba" to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) on Wednesday, Nov 9, at the Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport.

In April, Hawk embarked on a 2,700-mile-long circumnavigation of the entire country of Cuba. He was one of the first Americans to travel alone without any restrictions and unlimited access to all areas, according to a release from the Saugatuck Congregational Church.

Riding in a 1953 Chevrolet for two weeks, he fell in love with this unique country within hours of his arrival, the release said.

“The visual stimulation that I experienced from dawn to dusk was truly exhilarating," said Hawk. "I have never seen such a perfect combination of beautiful light, color and the friendliest and most welcoming people in all of my travels. Explorers all have stories to tell. Mine is told through the lens of a camera. I am a visual explorer.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, and  wine, appetizers, pasta dinner, salad and desserts will be served. Hawk's presentation will be from 7.30-8.30 p.m.

AMC members and non-members are welcome to attend. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Participants are asked to bring along a dessert to share if they can.

No reservations are required, and guests pay at the door only. For more information and directions, visit or email Eleanor Sasso at

For the past 30 years,  Hawk has explored some of the most remote and isolated places in the world telling stories with his camera. He is a photographer, travel writer, lecturer and explorer whose articles and photographs often appear in numerous national magazines and publications worldwide.

His latest book, “Into the Heart of Cuba,” consists of 250 images from his recent circumnavigation around Cuba.

Hawk is a member of the Explorers Club, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the Professional Photographers Association.

He has been featured several times on NBC’s “Today Show” and Fox 5 television.

The Saugatuck Congregational Church is at 245 Post Road East, Westport.

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