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…

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…

Instructor Maggie Steber meets with student Aji Styawan from Indonesia to guide him through the development of his project. © Neal Jackson

Foundry Life Is a Blur of Activity!

Bali, Indonesia, July 24, 2015. The middle of the Foundry week is a blur to all – students, instructors and staff. So much activity, so much interaction and so much work yet to do.  Students are shooting day and night and instructors are responding to student inquiries, offering guidance where needed.  Students got quality time…

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,…

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…

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…

Goose-stepping high school students march with their band in annual parade in Antigua on July 25, the saint's day of the town.

Friday: More Pressure, A Delightful Distraction And Terrific Instructor Material

Antigua, Guatemala – Friday brought increasing efforts by students to complete projects, including further discussions with instructors, and capturing final images, editing and sequencing them. But it was all complicated by a huge and delightful distraction – Antigua’s annual celebration of its saint’s day (Saint James). A massive parade, which seemed to include every school…

Moises Castillo reviewing Foundry student portfolio

It’s Portfolio Review Night!

    Antigua, Guatemala – Lines began forming at 6 pm as instructors were seated at their respective tables. Then the portfolio reviews began. Each student was assigned to an instructor that was different from the one in their class.  The times and instructors (which were written on the back of their name tags) had…

Fashion photographer Claire Rosen addresses students on how to be more creative in their photography

Monday Evening – Insights into The Border, Creativity and Guatemala’s Violent History

  Antigua, Guatemala – Monday evening comes and, yes, there’s more…two hours of additional information and insights! Students and instructors gathered in the auditorium of the Santo Domingo conference center to hear instructors talk about their work and experiences. Leading off was Kirsten Luce, instructor and education coordinator for Foundry, as well as regular freelancer…

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Foundry 2014 Opens in Candle-Lit Ruins of Santo Domingo Monastery

La Antigua, Guatemala – “The world is not made of atoms – it’s made of stories,” said Foundry instructor and Mexico-based photographer Adriana Zehbrauskas in her co-opening address (with James Whitlow Delano) to the students of the 2014 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. The registration and subsequent event took place Sunday evening on a candle-lit plaza and…

Meg Saddler and other students look on in Maggie Steber's class at Foundry 2012 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

How to prepare for a Foundry workshop

[español abajo] Preparing for Foundry Photojournalism Workshops includes the usual pre-trip planning: booking airfare, finding accommodations, getting any suggested vaccines, and making sure your gear is ready for a week full of photographing. The last thing you want to do is find out you’ve left the charger with one of your batteries at home and…

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2014 Scholarship Winners

Foundry is pleased to announce our 2014 scholarship winners. We had over 70 applications to go through and these are the winners. Foundry tiene el agrado de anunciar los ganadores de las becas del 2014. Tuvimos mas de 70 postulaciones y aquí está la lista de ganadores: Lauren DeCicca (USA) Natalie Keyssar (USA) Andre Malerba…