Foundry Photojournalism Workshop
Join us for the 10th Annual Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. After nine workshops held all over the world, from Bali to Buenos Aires, Foundry is returning to the place where it all started: Mexico City.
A Foundry workshop is like no other. Over one hundred photojournalists from all over the world come together for a week of intense learning. Students choose to take one class with one or two instructors that lead the week's work of shooting, editing and producing a final project.
Our instructors are among the world's finest visual journalists, working for top publications like The New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and services like the Associated Press and Getty Images.
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by Madiha Kark MEXICO CITY — Less than 48 hours before the final submissions, ask any student and they’d tell you there aren’t enough hours in the day. Students spent their day with their subjects, getting footage for their stories or consulting with instructors on road blocks and creativity. Instructors met with the students one-on-one to Read more about When the days seem a blur[…]
by Madiha Kark MEXICO CITY — Meet one of the students at Foundry this year, Alice Driver. Dr. Alice Driver is a long-form journalist and an international speaker who focuses on human rights, gender equality, and migration in Latin America. She has received numerous prestigious fellowships and her work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Read more about Behind the scenes with Alice Driver[…]
by Madiha Kark MEXICO CITY — When one looks at projects of renowned photojournalists, it’s easy to assume that all photojournalists have brilliant minds that form amazing ideas. It’s easy to assume that they don’t have any difficulty getting access or talking to strangers or that they don’t have to work hard at their skill Read more about Day 3: Diving into the life of strangers[…]
by Madiha Kark MEXICO CITY — When it comes to producing content for any creative field, be it writing, photography, film or multimedia, we question ourselves. We question our skill level, our authenticity and our ability to create an impact. We ask, “What am I adding to the conversation that hasn’t already been said?” We Read more about Day 2: Finding the subject and story[…]
by Madiha Kark MEXICO CITY — On a slightly chilly Sunday afternoon, inside the patio of Universidad de la Comunicación, about a 100 students waited to register for the 10th annual Foundry Photojournalism Workshop. Students from as far as Colombia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Argentina, the United States and all over Mexico mingled over warm coffees, Read more about Day 1 : The story begins…[…]
Mexico City, July 23 – As instructors, staff and students arrive in Mexico City, the reality is setting in that it’s been almost a decade since Foundry held its first workshop, also here in Mexico City. Since then the workshop, true to the vision of its founder, Eric Beecroft, has moved around the world to Read more about It’s a BIG ONE! Ten years of Foundry Photojournalism Workshops![…]
Natalie Keyssar is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Congratulations and felicidades to our full tuition scholarship winners for this year’s Foundry Mexico City workshop. The winners are Danielle Villasana (USA), Tamara Merino (Chile), and Enrique Rashide Serrato Frias (Mexico). Here is an image from Villasana’s winning portfolio entry: Here is an image from Merino’s winning portfolio entry: Here is an image from Frias’s winning portfolio Read more about Announcing Foundry 2017 Scholarship Winners[…]
Guillermo Cervera Calonje is a freelance photojournalist, documenting armed conflict and social issues for the international press such us Bosnian War in 1993, the rebel camps in Chad, the Tamil Tigers separatist militant group during the Sri Lanka Civil War in 2008, the gang wars in Caracas, Venezuela, the refugees and IDPs in Darfur, the rise of capitalism Read more about Guillermo Cervera[…]
Cape Town, July 16 – The main projection space at Orms Cape Town School of Photography was packed. Everyone was waiting in rapt anticipation for the projection of student work to begin. Then Tiffany Clark, technical coordinator, pushed the button and…there the stories were!
Cape Town, July 15, 2016 – The work intensity increases as the students work with subjects to get their final images, and then meet with instructors – and, in at least one case, their subject as well – to get final critiques of their stories.
Cape Town, July 14, 2016 – Today students got a large dose of something other than photography and story telling. Your blogger taught a two-hour course in the Business and Legal Issues of Photojournalism.
Cape Town, July 13, 2016 – Foundry would never happen but for the hard work of our staff. That staff is spread across the US, and their work is proof positive of the benefits of the Internet. Here’s a little bit about each of those working in Cape Town:
Cape Town, July 12, 2016 – How good is your portfolio? Well tonight students got three different opinions, from three different instructors. And nobody left in tears.
Cape Town, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Claire Rosen once again drew a room full of students for her special lecture on marketing your photography.
Cape Town, Monday, July 11, 2016 – Today the work began. Knots of students gathered in classrooms all over the Orms Cape Town School of Photography (which generously donated the excellent venue) watching examples of visual essays. and absorbing instructors’ tips and ideas on effective storytelling.
Cape Town, Sunday, July 10, 2016 – The highly choreographed ballet known as Foundry Photojournalism Workshop has begun.
Peter DiCampo (b. 1984) is a documentary photographer whose goal is to contribute his work to a dialogue on international development and perceptions of Africa. He is a co-founder of Everyday Africa, the Instagram-based project that has blossomed into a global phenomenon, and he is a regular speaker in classrooms and workshops on media stereotypes and the promotion of localized storytelling.
Jodi Bieber is best known for her photograph of Bibi Aisha, a woman from Afghanistan whose ears and nose were severed by her husband and brother-in-law, which was selected as the World Press Photo of the Year in 2010.