2016 Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 FPW Scholarship Winners: João Castellano, Brazil Christena Dowsett, USA Nariman El-Mofty, Egypt Kiana Hayeri, Canada/Iran Shiraaz Mohamed, South Africa Younes Mohammad, Iraq Kevin Ouma, Kenya Ray Ochieng Olewe, Kenya Jonathan Rashad, Egypt Rahul Shah, India We hope to see all of you in Cape Town in July! Scholarship entries were judged Read more about 2016 Scholarship Winners Announced[…]

Scholarship Application

Scholarships Applications Open!

Are you dying to go to Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa this year but worried about being able to afford it? Foundry offers about 10 tuition-waiver scholarships that will reduce the entire fee of the workshop. If a student has paid the tuition fee and wins a scholarship, he/she will be refunded the tuition. You have until April 3, 2016 to apply.

January Tuition Sale

January Sale – Foundry Cape Town 2016

Save $100 or $50 from the price of Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa. Throughout January 2016, you can take off $100.00 USD (or $50.00 if you are from the local/regional list; see below) * Local/regional students must be someone whose country of origin/birthplace is on the African continent. Also included are people whose Read more about January Sale – Foundry Cape Town 2016[…]

July 19, 2015. Nearly a hundred photojournalists register for the 2015 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop at Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. © Neal Jackson

A Student’s Post-Mortem on Foundry’s Bali Workshop

Washington, DC, August 31, 2015.  Now that the 2015 workshop is over, many participants are suffering withdrawal pains.  The intense work, the easy access to instructors and teaching assistants, and the closeness of other committed photographer participants are gone, and the realities of real life have returned.  Back home in Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Mumbai,  Melbourne Read more about A Student’s Post-Mortem on Foundry’s Bali Workshop[…]

Instructor Andrea Bruce giving the Golden Scarf award to Yu Yu Myint Than, believed to be the only native woman photojournalist in Burma.  The Golden Scarf award is given annually to the student whose work, attitude and diligence most exemplifies the Foundry spirit. © Neal Jackson

Burmese Photojournalist Yu Yu Myint Than Wins the Golden Scarf Award!

Bali, Indonesia, July 25, 2015.  Burmese photojournalist Yu Yu Myint Than has won the 2015 Foundry Golden Scarf award!  This award, the most coveted of the workshop, is awarded to the student who most exemplifies the spirit of Founndry.  The selection of the recipient is determined by all the instructors and awarded after the final Read more about Burmese Photojournalist Yu Yu Myint Than Wins the Golden Scarf Award![…]

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

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, Read more about There’s a Reason They Call it a Workshop…There’s a Lot of Work Happening![…]

Workshop participants Agung Parameswara of Indonesia, and Khairil Safwan and Joshua Paul Gilbert of Malaysia review work the old-fashioned way.  ©Neal Jackson

Day Two – Students Beginning Their Projects and…Ooops!

Bali, Indonesia, July 21, 2015. Day Two of Foundry finds students moving forward with their projects and sometimes finding, well, that the selected project won’t work! But here is where the instructors step in. Many students discover that a slight modification results in a workable project that is often more interesting than their original.  Thus the Read more about Day Two – Students Beginning Their Projects and…Ooops![…]

Foundry Instructor John Stanmeyer discusses with class his World Press Photo first-place award-winning photo of Somali immigrants in Djibouti.  Thry are trying to connect with Somali cell phone signals to reach their families back home. ©Neal Jackson

Monday: First Day of Foundry 2015 Classes — A Tornado of Action and Fun

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 Read more about Monday: First Day of Foundry 2015 Classes — A Tornado of Action and Fun[…]

Kael Alford delivering the keynote address to the 2015 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Bali, Indonesia on July 19, 2015.  She urged students not to fear taking risks with their work as a means of growing, as what appear to be failures often when adjusted just a bit can lead to major successes.

2015 Foundry Workshop Kicks off In Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia, July 19, 2015. Nearly 100 emerging photographers, the majority from South and Southeast Asia, gathered today in the town of Ubud on the island of Bali for a weeklong workshop to hone their visual story-telling skills. This eighth year of the workshop also brought together over a dozen instructors, including some of the worlds Read more about 2015 Foundry Workshop Kicks off In Bali, Indonesia[…]

Andrea Bruce awards Foundry student Linh Pham the "Golden Scarf Award" after final student screenings Saturday evening.

The Final NIght – A Flood of Excellent Student Work and Awards

Antigua, Guatemala – Saturday evening saw the final event of Foundry 2014, with each student’s project screened before a packed auditorium at Casa Santa Domingo. Awards were also given to students for various achievements, some dubious, some humorous, some serious. The top award, the “Golden Scarf Award,” was won by Linh Pham. This award is Read more about The Final NIght – A Flood of Excellent Student Work and Awards[…]