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![…]
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.
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[…]
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![…]
Bali, Indonesia, July 24, 2015. The middle of the Foundry week is a blur to all – students, instructors and staff. So much activity, so much interaction and so much work yet to do. Students are shooting day and night and instructors are responding to student inquiries, offering guidance where needed. Students got quality time Read more about Foundry Life Is a Blur of Activity![…]
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![…]
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![…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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![…]