Bali, Indonesia, July 20, 2015. An explosion of activity…that’s the only way to describe the first full day of Foundry 2015!
Classes gathered at the Pelangi School, and instructors began their interactions with students. Each instructor had their own approach…some immediately began discussing student projects, some projected and discussed student portfolios, others discussed their own work and career, with many combining some elements of all of these. Instructor Ron Haviv introduced and explained the organizational tool “Mind Mapping” for designing photo projects.
Between classes, students and instructors gathered in an open building on the school grounds where a local restaurant had set up, selling food but also moving gallons of tea and coffee! A bit of fun was also had as the excitement of being together lowered hesitations and friendships began to evolve.
Evening arrived and the group reassembled in downtown Ubud at the Betelnut Café to see projections of work by instructors Adriana Zehbrauskas, Henrik Kastensnov, Andrea Bruce and Ron Haviv, followed by a stimulating panel discussion on the ethics of photojournalism led by Workshop Coordinator Kirsten Luce.