There’s a Reason They Call it a Workshop…There’s a Lot of Work Happening!

Ubud, Indonesia – July 22, 2015.  Foundry students are beginning to feel the pressure, so they are working harder than ever on their projects…calling subjects, fixers and others who can help them, missing meals while traveling to remote island spots to expand their coverage and waiting in rural locations for expected events to happen.  Alas, it’s the plight of a diligent journalist.

But most students found time for the evening instructor presentations at Betelnut Cafe.  There, Thorne Anderson provided working tips to students, using his work to demonstrate the tips.  Then Tewfic El-Sawy showed prior work from his career, as did James Delano Whitlow who showed multimedia pieces on human trafficking and environmental damage by human activity.

Claire Rosen delivered a special program on creativity and how to develop one’s own creative skills, after which she interviewed Maggie Steber about her own personal creative process.  Then Maggie showed her work “Secret Garden,” a dark look into one’s own emotions as a basis for developing work projects.

Foundry Instructor Thorne Anderson delivers tips to students, using personal work to illustrate their application.  Here he shows an image from work in the 1990s in Macedonia, where, he says, his cooperation with other photojournalists may have saved his life. ©Neal Jackson
Foundry Instructor Thorne Anderson delivers tips to students, using personal work to illustrate their application. Here he shows an image from work in the 1990s in Macedonia, where, he says, his cooperation with other photojournalists may have saved his life. ©Neal Jackson
Foundry Instructor Tewfic El-Sawy shows his work on Balinese ceremonies. ©Neal Jackson
Foundry Instructor Tewfik El-Sawy shows his work on Balinese ceremonies. ©Neal Jackson
Foundry Instructor Claire Rosen lectures on managing one's creative side, including managing one's emotions, building self-confidence and solving creative block.  © Neal Jackson
Foundry Instructor Claire Rosen lectures on managing one’s creative side, including managing one’s emotions, building self-confidence and solving creative block. © Neal Jackson
Claire Rosen interviews Foundry Instructor Maggie Steber about her own creative process, and how she manages it. © Neal Jackson
Claire Rosen interviews Foundry Instructor Maggie Steber about her own creative process, and how she manages it. © Neal Jackson

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