Foundry Photojournalism Workshop
Join us for the 10th Annual Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. After nine workshops held all over the world, from Bali to Buenos Aires, Foundry is returning to the place where it all started: Mexico City.
A Foundry workshop is like no other. Over one hundred photojournalists from all over the world come together for a week of intense learning. Students choose to take one class with one or two instructors that lead the week's work of shooting, editing and producing a final project.
Our instructors are among the world's finest visual journalists, working for top publications like The New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and services like the Associated Press and Getty Images.
Cape Town, July 16 – The main projection space at Orms Cape Town School of Photography was packed. Everyone was waiting in rapt anticipation for the projection of student work to begin. Then Tiffany Clark, technical coordinator, pushed the button and…there the stories were!
Cape Town, July 15, 2016 – The work intensity increases as the students work with subjects to get their final images, and then meet with instructors – and, in at least one case, their subject as well – to get final critiques of their stories.
Cape Town, July 14, 2016 – Today students got a large dose of something other than photography and story telling. Your blogger taught a two-hour course in the Business and Legal Issues of Photojournalism.
Cape Town, July 13, 2016 – Foundry would never happen but for the hard work of our staff. That staff is spread across the US, and their work is proof positive of the benefits of the Internet. Here’s a little bit about each of those working in Cape Town:
Cape Town, July 12, 2016 – How good is your portfolio? Well tonight students got three different opinions, from three different instructors. And nobody left in tears.
Cape Town, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Claire Rosen once again drew a room full of students for her special lecture on marketing your photography.
Cape Town, Monday, July 11, 2016 – Today the work began. Knots of students gathered in classrooms all over the Orms Cape Town School of Photography (which generously donated the excellent venue) watching examples of visual essays. and absorbing instructors’ tips and ideas on effective storytelling.
Cape Town, Sunday, July 10, 2016 – The highly choreographed ballet known as Foundry Photojournalism Workshop has begun.
Peter DiCampo (b. 1984) is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project that has blossomed into a global phenomenon, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on media stereotypes and the promotion of localized storytelling.
Jodi Bieber is best known for her photograph of Bibi Aisha, a woman from Afghanistan whose ears and nose were severed by her husband and brother-in-law, which was selected as the World Press Photo of the Year in 2010.
James Oatway is an independent South African photographer. He has covered many important stories in South Africa and abroad, but has a special interest in telling under reported stories in Africa.
Charlie Shoemaker is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to his time in South Africa, Charlie spent over a year living in Uganda covering East Africa. In 2014, he was named one of Magnum Photo’s 30 under 30. In 2015 Charlie was awarded the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward’s Bright Spark Read more about Charlie Shoemaker[…]
Edward Echwalu is a freelance Photojournalist based in Kampala, Uganda, with an extended reach across East Africa. A graduate of Journalism and communication at Makerere University, his work over the years has been published in distinguished media outlets globally. While he is biased towards social developmental issues, he continues to cover a wide range of breaking news stories.
Congratulations to the 2016 FPW Scholarship Winners: João Castellano, Brazil Christena Dowsett, USA Nariman El-Mofty, Egypt Kiana Hayeri, Canada/Iran Shiraaz Mohamed, South Africa Younes Mohammad, Iraq Kevin Ouma, Kenya Ray Ochieng Olewe, Kenya Jonathan Rashad, Egypt Rahul Shah, India We hope to see all of you in Cape Town in July! Scholarship entries were judged Read more about 2016 Scholarship Winners Announced[…]
Are you dying to go to Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa this year but worried about being able to afford it? Foundry offers about 10 tuition-waiver scholarships that will reduce the entire fee of the workshop. If a student has paid the tuition fee and wins a scholarship, he/she will be refunded the tuition. You have until April 3, 2016 to apply.
Director and Co-Founder
Kirsten is a photographer living in New York. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and has lived and worked in Mexico, Texas and the American South. www.kirstenluce.com
Workshop Producer & Social Media Director