Cape Town, Sunday, July 10, 2016 – The highly choreographed ballet known as Foundry Photojournalism Workshop has begun.
Instructors, support staff and sponsor personnel are arriving, rosters being checked, instructions given out and clarified, facilities confirmed, and an occasional beer (or this year a glass of one of the phenomenal South African wines) shared among people who may not have worked together since the last political or human rights crisis (or a prior Foundry workshop). Then there are those instructors who came early to work on personal projects in and outside Cape Town who will arrive at the last minute.
And then there are the students. This year students come from South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Iran, India, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada and the USA (we probably missed one or two). Tonight they will gather for registration and introductions to their instructors. Tomorrow the hard work begins, with students working with their instructors to select a project and then embarqing into the community to photograph it.
We will try to write a post about what’s happening here at least every day, adding photos when we can. So check in and follow the goings-on at one of the most friendly and effective workshops in photojournalism.