It’s a BIG ONE! Ten years of Foundry Photojournalism Workshops!

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![…]

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 Read more about A Student’s Post-Mortem on Foundry’s Bali Workshop[…]

Burmese Photojournalist Yu Yu Myint Than Wins the Golden Scarf Award!

Bali, Indonesia, July 25, 2015.  Burmese photojournalist Yu Yu Myint Than has won the 2015 Foundry Golden Scarf award!  This award, the most coveted of the workshop, is awarded to the student who most exemplifies the spirit of Founndry.  The selection of the recipient is determined by all the instructors and awarded after the final Read more about Burmese Photojournalist Yu Yu Myint Than Wins the Golden Scarf Award![…]

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, Read more about There’s a Reason They Call it a Workshop…There’s a Lot of Work Happening![…]

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 Read more about Day Two – Students Beginning Their Projects and…Ooops![…]

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 Read more about Monday: First Day of Foundry 2015 Classes — A Tornado of Action and Fun[…]

2015 Foundry Workshop Kicks off In Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia, July 19, 2015. Nearly 100 emerging photographers, the majority from South and Southeast Asia, gathered today in the town of Ubud on the island of Bali for a weeklong workshop to hone their visual story-telling skills. This eighth year of the workshop also brought together over a dozen instructors, including some of the worlds Read more about 2015 Foundry Workshop Kicks off In Bali, Indonesia[…]

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 Read more about The Final NIght – A Flood of Excellent Student Work and Awards[…]

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 Read more about Friday: More Pressure, A Delightful Distraction And Terrific Instructor Material[…]

Thursday Brings Project Pressure and Instructor Conferences – But it’s Also Movie Night!

  Antigua, Guatemala – Thursday saw pressure increasing on students to get their projects ready for screening to the entire workshop on Saturday. Most students scheduled a meeting during the day or evening with their instructors to confer on their work in progress. Instructors were met by more than a few anxious faces and sighs Read more about Thursday Brings Project Pressure and Instructor Conferences – But it’s Also Movie Night![…]