Your questions answered.

Who is eligible to enroll in the workshop?

Practitioners in the majority world or members of underrepresented communities in G20 countries may apply. If you need extra help with the application form, please get in touch with us. [email protected]

Do you offer scholarships?

Foundry is entirely free to attend. There is no charge to attend if accepted into the workshop.

What is the schedule of the workshop?

You’ll meet virtually through ZOOM four times and one time for a group introduction to Foundry, over a period from November 1st to December 2nd. On the 8th, 9th, and 10th of December, students, faculty, and guest speakers will make presentations, and there will be opportunities for portfolio reviews.

Once accepted into the workshop, teachers will communicate their class schedules directly with their students. Four classes will be held in the weeks before the final weekend presentations. These classes will consist of lectures and/or critiques of the student’s personal project. A student may elect to start a new project for this workshop or continue an existing project based on advice from their assigned teacher. Participants will be provided with a detailed schedule before the workshop.

How long will the online sessions be?

Group sessions leading up to the workshop weekend will be no less than 90 minutes. During the final weekend, expect to spend about four to five hours online each day.

When working on our projects, are we expected to work solo, i.e. go out and photograph independently?

Since Foundry is being held remotely online, you can talk with your instructor about what to photograph. Past students have started a new story, worked on an existing one, or completed one. You can also use the classroom time to edit a completed story.

How can I be sure to get into a specific class?

You’ll be asked to choose your class based on language on the application form. If there is more than one teacher in that language, you will be placed in the class when your application was submitted.

All Foundry instructors are working photojournalists, so we must be flexible. If your assigned teacher cannot make the workshop, we will work with you to place you in another class. Thank you for understanding.

What languages are spoken at the workshops?

Classes will be taught in Arabic, Bosnia/Serbian/Croatian, English, Farsi, French, Kurdish, Hindi/English, Portuguese,and Spanish, and presentations during the final weekend will be in English.

What equipment do I need?

Digital camera (with necessary cords and sufficient battery supply); camera lenses (use what you have. A 24-70mm lens works well); laptop with photo editing software (e.g., Adobe PS/Lightroom or PhotoMechanic) memory card and card reader. Please note a quality cellphone camera may be used, but this will be limiting. A standard digital camera is recommended.

The PhotoWings Video Archive

  • Interviews with Foundry Faculty by PhotoWings can be found here