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…[…]
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[…]
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.
James Oatway is an independent South African photographer. He has covered many important stories in South Africa and abroad, but has a special interest in telling under reported stories in Africa.
Charlie Shoemaker is an award-winning documentary photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to his time in South Africa, Charlie spent over a year living in Uganda covering East Africa. In 2014, he was named one of Magnum Photo’s 30 under 30. In 2015 Charlie was awarded the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward’s Bright Spark Read more about Charlie Shoemaker[…]
Edward Echwalu is a freelance Photojournalist based in Kampala, Uganda, with an extended reach across East Africa. A graduate of Journalism and communication at Makerere University, his work over the years has been published in distinguished media outlets globally. While he is biased towards social developmental issues, he continues to cover a wide range of breaking news stories.
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[…]
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.
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Kirsten is a photographer living in New York. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and has lived and worked in Mexico, Texas and the American South. www.kirstenluce.com
Workshop Producer & Social Media Director