The Foundry Photojournalism Workshop is set to sharpen photographers in Kigali

The Foundry Photojournalism Workshop is set to sharpen photographers in Kigali
20-06-2019 | By Chief Editor | Hit 660 | Comment

The Foundry Photojournalism Workshop 2019 travels to Kigali, Rwanda and invites students and professional photographers across the continent and beyond for a week of learning from some of the worlds leading photojournalists.

Hosted by The VII Academy in partnership with PhotoWings and The Rwanda Media High Council, this workshop will take place from August 11-17 and will inspire students, sharpen photographic skills, develop visual literacy and personal vision alongside essential business strategy, and expand the talented international Foundry community.

This year they will offer a number of full scholarships that cover the full tuition costs to citizens and residents of countries in Africa. Travel expenses may also be covered. The deadline for scholarship application is July 1, 2019.

International students may attend and pay the full tuition ($ 850); reduced tuition is available to citizens and residents of African countries who do not receive a scholarship ($250).

The teachers for 2019, all of whom volunteer their time, are some of the most influential photographers and visual journalists. This year they come from three continents, and offer perspectives gained from long experience working internationally.

Nichole Sobecki, Edward Eschwalu, Sarah Waiswa, and Andrew Esiebo all live and work on the African continent. Ron Haviv, Kristen Ashburn, and Krisanne Johnson are flying in from the USA, with Finbarr OReilly and Daniel Schwartz joining Foundry from Europe.

This year marks the twelfth Foundry Photojournalism Workshop; the first was held in Mexico City in 2008 and founded by Eric Beecroft, who wanted to create a workshop that is affordable for almost anyone.

The VII Academy led by Gary Knight and Ron Haviv, continues this mission with Foundry and beyond to provide visual journalism education to majority world students free of charge.

With support from The William, Jeff, and Jennifer Gross Family Foundation, The VII Academy is working in Bosnia, France, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. With partner PhotoWings, the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop continues to provide high-quality education in a different location every year.

Photos by Sarah Waiswa & Gary Knight / Millennium Villages Project / VII Photo Agency.

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