At this year’s Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, top instructors and students from around the world have converged on Istanbul, Turkey, a city long known as a melting pot for exactly the kind of diversity this workshop strives to cultivate.
Students arrived Sunday, June 20, from countries on six continents, particularly nearby nations, including Egypt, Yemen, Palestine/Gaza, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, Moldova, Russia.
After registration, everyone packed into a small attic room at the Nazım Hikmet Culture Center for a quick welcome from Foundry Director Eric Beecroft, and Utku Kaynar of the Photographic Arts Federation of Turkey. Instructors Maggie Steber and Kael Alford then shared their “Top Ten List”of tips for photojournalists (coming soon).
In the afternoon the instructors met for the first time with students and then the evening finished up with an intimate party.
We hope you enjoy this slideshow, capturing the feel of the first day’s meetings, and that you will keep checking in this week as Miki Johnson and Neal Jackson bring you regular updates from the workshop. If it seems like something you’d enjoy, we’d love to see you next year in South America!