Reading the forums over at Lightstaker, I found information about a very interesting workshop in photojournalism that I thought some of you may find interested. If you have a passion for photojournalism this could be a great and unique opportunity. The cost is kept low as the instructors are offering their services probono.
A tution of $500 USD gets you: access to workshop opening night social, all workshops, instructor presentations, panel discussions, portfolio review sessions, projections, closing night party and slideshow, invitation to a “working dinner” of your choice. Travel to and return from Mexico City and lodging are not included in the tuition fee.
The list of instructors is really outstanding: Lynsey Addario, Kael Alford, Jon Anderson, Samantha Appleton, Paula Bronstein, Andrea Bruce, Michael Robinson Chavez, Tewfic El-Sawy, Stanley Greene, Jason P. Howe, Hugo Infante, Scott Mc Kiernan, Brian Storm, Kadir Van Lohuizen, Ami Vitale, Holly Wilmeth, Adriana Zehbrauskas.
The genesis for this idea came from a conversation held some time ago on the Lightstalkers website, an online gathering place for photojournalists and travelers. There were- and are- a host of wonderful workshops out there; however, after looking around for some time, we came to the conclusion that there were a) few for people from developing nations and b) few that a photojournalism student from Europe or the US (officially a student or informally, we don’t care) could realistically afford. We also felt that, while attending a workshop for $4000 with one or two great photographers was wonderful, it could be more beneficial to create a workshop where many more instructors came, creating an impromptu community of sorts. A workshop where getting into the field, producing real reportage, getting honest, real feedback, and making new friends and developing contacts were first and foremost. – [Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, About]
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