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…

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…

Foundry panel of instructors discuss their work, how they find the topics and how they finance it.  l-r Matt Black, James Whitlow Delano and Nacho Corbello.

Wednesday Night Brings Second Powerful Show of Instructors’ Work

Antigua, Guatemala – On Wednesday, showings of dramatic work by four instructors, and a panel discussion by three of them, capped a day in which students worked hard to advance their projects. Instructors Matt Black, James Whitlow Delano, Tewfic El-Sawy and Nacho Corbella each presented stories they have been working on – some completed, some…

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…

Foundry instructor Maggie Steber reviewing portfolios with her students on first day of workshop, July 21, 2014

The First Day – Getting Familiar, Looking at Student Work and Picking Projects

Antigua, Guatemala – It’s getting-acquainted time – both with each other and with how to work in Guatemala! Students began Monday at 8 a.m. with talks by instructors Moises Castillo, the AP photographer in Guatemala, and Victor Blue, award-winning freelancer who has worked extensively in this country and the region, on safety and security while…

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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…

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Top 5 Books to Read Before Going to Foundry Guatemala

Guest post by Foundry instructor Victor J. Blue I am psyched to be heading back to Guatemala and to meeting all of the students and faculty at this years Foundry Workshop there. It’s going to be great. Guatemala is an incredible country that I have been trying to understand for about 12 years now. It…

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…

2013 Scholarship Winners Announced!

Thanks to everyone who applied and Congrats to our SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2013! Carole Alfarah, Syria Jess Clementine Bollaert, United States Sebastian Enriquez, Peru Danai Iconomou, Greece Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist, United States Eugenia Maximova, Bulgaria Andrei Nacu, Romania Alok Rai, India Nikolaj Svennevig, Denmark Winners were selected by guest judge Peter Van Agtmael/Magnum Photos. (http://petervanagtmael.net/)

Foundry 2012 Begins

The time has come. Please read this email. Registration, Instructor meet, Keynote speaker and Party begin at 5pm at Documentary Arts Asia on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Address: 12/7 Wualai Road Soi 3 Haiya, Chiang Mai You must come and register. This is mandatory unless you have gotten some previous clearance for a valid reason….

Spike Johnson - Home Dale Farm Gypsy Evictions, Foundry 2012 Scholarship Winner

Congrats to Ahsan Qureshi and Spike Johnson

Foundry is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Facebook Shootout Contest. The winner with the most likes is Ahsan Qureshi with 1,378 votes. Ahsan wins free tuition to this year’s workshop. We have an honorable mentions as well- Spike Johnson’s stunning photo of Roma girls getting evicted takes this prize- another full…

Documentary Arts Asia photo contest

Documentary Arts Asia wants to reward documentary photographers and filmmakers working with passion and conviction on quality projects in Asia. Current call for entries: 2012 Foundry Photojournalism Workshop seat photography contest Open to citizens of Thailand, Laos, Burma/Myanmar, India, Nepal, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia & Malaysia who have been shooting professionally for less than three years and…

Scholarship Winners

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the Foundry full tuition scholarships for our 2012 Chiang Mai workshop.   The amount of entries was unprecedented, and the level of work we received was stunning- it was a very hard judging for our faculty & staff judges panel, but we feel like…

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…

Tired, Hungry Mass of Students (and Faculty) Presses On Eagerly

The dynamics of Buenos Aires life challenge all workshop participants who aren’t accustomed to that lifestyle. The normal routine for “porteños” (people from Buenos Aires) is to rise about 9 am, eat breakfast.  Lunch starts anywhere from 2 to 4 pm (or as they say, 14 to 16).  That meal is often centered around mounds…

Ah, the Intensity of Portfolio Reviews (and Their Value)

Foundry tries to provide students with opportunities for close contact with the instructors.  This workshop is no different and probably even better . Yesterday every nook and cranny of the Motivarte Photography School (which is hosting the workshop) and the faculty hotel (The Blue Soho) had a faculty member working with a student to review…