One Student At Work on Her Project

Samar Hawa spent a decade as an investment banker in her home city of Beirut.  She worked with private equity funds and other high value investment vehicles. But a year ago she quit all that, “to develop my right-brain capabilities.”  Now she is exploring her creative side, including whether photojournalism and documentary photography can be…

Foundry Is Finally Here! Hellooooo Sarajevo!

Sarajevo, Bosnia. July 14, 2103. Nearly a hundred emerging photojournalists today descended on Sarajevo University’s Academy of Fine Arts building to begin the 2013 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, which kicked off with one of the largest BYO parties in Foundry history. Countries represented include Pakistan, Lebanon, France, Germany, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Canada, and the United States, to…

Eric & Nick

Nick McGrath Wins Golden Scarf Award; The Fifth Foundry Workshop Ends on Stratospheric High

CHIANG MAI – August 4 2012 – Australian Nick McGrath (above, r) has won the prestigious Golden Scarf Award for the 2012 Foundry workshop.  Selected by the workshop faculty,  and awarded at the closing slideshow of student work, held at the Art Museum of Chiang Mai University,  it rewards the highest achievements in the workshop….

Suthep

Portfolio Reviews – Instructors Give, Students Absorb

CHIANG MAI – 2 August 2012 –  Instructor Suthep Kritsanavarin (above left) along with nearly all other instructors spent Thursday evening until after 11 pm at Documentary Arts Asia reviewing portfolios with students.  Applying experience, objectivity and insight, they worked while students waited in the street outside, which had been blocked off for the night.  DAA…

T minus One; A Sleeping Foundry Arises

CHIANG MAI, 29 July 2102 – It’s Sunday and excitement is in the air!  Tonight the formal registration begins at the building of co-sponsor Documentary Arts Asia (DAA) and the students meet their instructors, many for the first time. Yesterday was headlined by an evening event at DAA, celebrating its six-month anniversary, at which over…

Final Awards Given – Top Prize – the Golden Scarf – Given to Haitian Photographer Dieu-Nalio Chery

The final awards have been given, with the top prize going to Chery Dieu-Nalio (whom everyone just calls Chéri).  Cheri received the award as the photographer who best exemplifies the spirit of  Foundry – quality of images, sensitivity to subjects, professional commitment and cooperation with colleagues.  Congratulations to you, Chéri! Shown above (l-r), Suzie Katz, photographer…