Foundry Photojournalism USA Workshop 2022

Kiley Knowles rides her horse through the Shell River (Anishinaabe Akiing/Minnesota, USA) during a women water protectors demonstration against Line 3 – commonly referred to by activists as “The Black Snake,” July 15, 2021. Photo by Chris Trinh.

About Foundry

Foundry: Bringing top-tier, free photojournalism education to the world

Now in its fourteenth year, the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop offers majority world students and those from underrepresented communities in G20 countries who could not otherwise afford it a chance to learn from some of the world’s most well-respected photojournalists and photography professionals. 

In 2022, Foundry again brings participants, this time from the United States, together to learn visual journalism in an online celebration of our industry.

ONLY residents of the United States with two years or more of experience as working photojournalists may apply. Applicants from underrepresented communities will be prioritized.  

Inspiration. Education. Community.

Image by Samuel Chahoud

The Workshop


This year in order to include photographers from across the United States, Foundry will again be virtual. Classes will be offered English only. Instructors will hold a series of four classes (three group classes and a one-on-one session) in the weeks leading up to the workshop, which will be held online Dec. 9-11, 2022. During the workshop students will have access to student and faculty presentations, expert lectures, and portfolio reviews with editors from national and International publications.


Deadline to apply: November 4, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

November 10th: Welcome event with special presentations

November 10th to December 8th: Four online sessions comprising of three small group classes (no more than eight students per class) and a one-on-one meeting with your teacher. 

December 9th-11th: Presentations followed by Q&A, student presentations, awards, portfolio reviews and social mixers. We’ll learn and then celebrate!

Our teachers

Our teachers are some of the world’s most influential photographers and visual journalists. They offer perspectives gained from long experience working around the world. This year we welcome tutors Andrea BruceVanessa Charlot, Michael Robinson Chavez, Alan Chin, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Alison Morley, Christopher Morris, Brian Palmer, Nina Robinson, and Maggie Steber.

8/11/19 Kigali, Rwanda. Students watch and take notes during opening night presentations at Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. © Roger Anis

Apply to attend Foundry

ONLY Residents of the United States with two years or more of experience as a working photojournalist may apply. Applicants from underrepresented communities will be prioritized.

Clicking the button will take you to Awardforce; please register and then select Foundry 2022 as the category. You may save your application and edit it over several sessions.

DEADLINE: November 4, 2022 at 2359EDT

VII Academy

The strategy of VII Academy is to promote, teach, and foster high-quality international journalism in the majority world and underrepresented communities in G20 countries. We do this by providing tuition-free education to emerging professionals and students from these communities in media practice, visual journalism, narrative, ethics, business, and entrepreneurship, thereby enabling in the long term a culture whereby the information narrative is democratized. As part of its commitments, it sponsors Foundry and associated activities.


PhotoWings is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to highlight and help facilitate the power of photography to influence the world. They help photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. PhotoWings works across cultures, generations, and disciplines creating content to help develop skills useful in work and life–such as critical thinking, storytelling, self-discovery, ethics, resilience, and communication. Since 2011, PhotoWings has created an archive of past Foundry faculty interviews, Lessons In The Field, evening presentations, and photos to help educate and inspire both in anticipation of and after the week is over. Their extensive online content and PhotoWings Outreach Programs have myriad educational applications and possibilities.