Eric Beecroft

Director and Co-Founder

Eric is a teacher and a photographer from Utah. He co-founded the Foundry Photojournalism Workshops in 2008.

Kirsten Luce

Workshop Producer & Scholarship Coordinator

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.

G. Morty Ortega

Workshop Producer & Social Media Coordinator

Morty is a freelance visual journalist and writer based in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Chile and raised in the United States, he has worked as a photographer, teaching assistant, web designer, and communications director in the USA, Chile and Mexico. He has worked with Foundry since the first workshop in Mexico City, 2008.

Cheryl Nemazie

Workshop Producer & Assistants Coordinator

Cheryl’s background as an art director and graphic designer serve her well in her multiple freelance roles as creative director, documentary photographer, and stylist. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness…”

Tiffany L. Clark

Technical Support

Tiffany is a New York-based freelance photographer, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in NY in 2007. Tiffany is currently working for amNY Newspaper and other publications in the city, managing ICP’s Digital Media Lab, teaching, as well as shooting social events and working on her own personal documentary stories.

Beverly Pecoraro

Registration Coordinator

Beverly has been involved (and in love) with Foundry since 2009, when she was a student at the workshop in India.  She is a history teacher at Big Picture High School in Seattle, Washington. Her spare time is filled with travel, friends, yoga, music, concerts, films, volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival, good books, and anything outdoors–snowboarding, camping, and hiking.

Jen Storey

Registration Coordinator

Hi, I’m Jen. Currently, I am working as a teacher and administrator in public education. Before changing careers, I worked in marketing and public relations. I have been with Foundry since the beginning. It is a privilege to be a part of lasting friendships, awe-inspiring creativity and generosity. I look forward to meeting you. Namaste

Local Staff

Every year Foundry depends on generous on-the-ground locals who are often Foundry alumni who dedicate their time for months before every workshop. Foundry workshops would not happen without these special people.

2017 Mexico City, Mexico – Juan Pablo Ampudia (Alumnus 2015)

2016 Cape Town, South Africa – Charlie Shoemaker (instructor 2016)

2015 Ubud, Bali – Sara Callow

2014 Antigua, Guatemala – Nelo Mijangos, Mansi Midha

2013 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina – Edin Dzeko,  Amer Kapetanovic

2012 Chiang Mai, Thailand – Ryan Libre, Matt Grace (alumni 2012)

2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Mansi Midha, Patricio Murphy (alumnus 2011)

2010 Istanbul, Turkey – Utku Kaynar, Mansi Midha

2009 Manali, India – Mansi Midha (alumna 2009)

2008 Mexico City, Mexico – Rodrigo Cruz (instructor 2011, 2017)

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