Close to the Finish Line – Final Project Critiques by Instructors

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.

The day opened with heavy rain, which continued until the afternoon, when the famous Cape sunshine returned, showing a rainbow across Table Mountain National Park.  Meanwhile students were huddling with their instructors in the staff hotel to get critiques and suggestions on their stories.

In one case, the subject also came to the editing session.  Yamkela Nqweniso, 16, a star South African girls youth soccer player, whose story Foundry student Tracey Pennoyer has been photographing, asked to see the images and the editing process.  Her interaction with Tracy and with instructors Peter DiCampo and Edward Echwalu showed humor and delight in the images she saw.  Look at it below.

Final editing session with subject, youth soccer star Yamkela Nqweniso, 16. L-r, instructors Peter DiCampo and Edward Echwalu, student Tracy Pennoyer, and Nqweniso.

Final editing session, this time with the subject of the story, youth soccer star Yamkela Nqweniso, 16. L-r, instructors Peter DiCampo and Edward Echwalu, student Tracy Pennoyer of the US, and Nqweniso.

Other sessions, spread out in groupings with other instructors throughout the hotel lobby, continued throughout the day with equal intensity.

Instructors James Whitlow Delano and Charles Shoemaker meet with Fungai Tichawangana, of Zimbabwe to discuss the final stages of his project. Waiting for his turn at left is Ralph Hunting, of the US

Instructors James Whitlow Delano and Charlie Shoemaker meet with Fungai Tichawangana, of Zimbabwe to discuss the final stages of his project. Waiting for his turn at left is Ralph Hunting, of the US

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