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Just wanted to let the LS community know that Foundry PJ Workshops 2010 has been announced-

Foundry Photojournalism Workshops
Istanbul, Turkey
June 20-26, 2010

Info on instructors, costs, scholarships etc online in next 4 to 6 weeks.
Just as a teaser, we have an AMAZING lineup of instructors yet again, with some returning and some new faces too
hope to see y’all there and getting your baklava on-

by [a former member] at 2009-10-24 17:06:40 UTC Salt Lake CIty, Utah , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

awesome, that means backpacking thru eastern europe down to istanbul…

by beta izabella demavlys | 24 Oct 2009 18:10 | Lahore, Pakistan | | Report spam→
I’d like to see a workshop in Eastern Europe somewhere – Kiev, Belgrade, Bucharest, Tirana, Nizhni Novgorod or something where there’s a huge stable of talented photographers who have no means to connect to the larger world of photography. Sort of in photographic exile! A workshop subsidized for the local photographers (which I believe Foundry is) who get the chance to mix with their Western (or wherever they’re from) colleagues and Instructors. Okay, that’s all I have to say and I’d even volunteer my services…

by [former member] | 24 Oct 2009 19:10 | Kiev, Ukraine | | Report spam→
Donald, thanks for the comments. We only do one workshop a year, and we rotate continents so as to affect as many locals as possible, so we are getting to your neck of the woods! – this year was a toss up between Sarajevo and Istanbul, and the latter edged out the former, just barely, for logistical and financial reasons. That being said, come on down to Old Stamboul- we’d love to have ya. Add you are correct, local/regional photographers are subsidized, and we offer a host of scholarships as well. For this year, regional means Turkey/Caucasus/MidEast/Balkans.

by [former member] | 24 Oct 2009 20:10 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
Great news Eric!!!…hope the next one is as great or even greater experience!!!…Todos pa´Estambul 2010!!!…

by [former member] | 24 Oct 2009 23:10 | Mulhouse, France | | Report spam→
Good luck Eric… it’s during the World Cup, for which Turkey did not qualify, and Bosnia might (after they will kick out Portugal)… that must have been a reason for Stamboul to edge Sarajevo, for everyone in Sarajevo (just like in all of the Balkans, and Eastern Europe in general) will be watching soccer only…

by [former member] | 25 Oct 2009 00:10 | Montreal, Canada | | Report spam→
Super! ;)

by [former member] | 25 Oct 2009 08:10 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Cool :)

by Alex Blackwelder | 25 Oct 2009 13:10 | Knoxville, United States | | Report spam→
As the guy who photographed and blogged last years Foundry and who has seen a sneak preview of the instructor lineup, I can only say…wow! If all the instructors who indicated willingness to come follow through, it will be one of the best workshops ever.

But remember, Foundry is principally for the benefit of photographers in the regions in which they are held. So we will be especially eager to get applications from photographers in the Middle East and North Africa, and other tributary areas where structured photojournalism education may be hard to come by (including the Balkans, among others). Please encourage such people to come to Istanbul. Of course others are welcome too.

by [former member] | 25 Oct 2009 16:10 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Wish you all the best…I was there in India this year…ad this is a must for all photographers…All the best Eric…and Neal…!

by [former member] | 25 Oct 2009 17:10 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→

so Istanbul is it!!!??? great! i look forward to it…and to another successful workshop. As Neal writes, we all hope to have a record number of photographers from the Middle East, Africa and Central Europe/Balkans…and indeed from everywhere else. what makes the workshop are not only the instructors but the participants.

by [former member] | 25 Oct 2009 19:10 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Fantastic news! Istanbul is an amazing city and will offer the students an incredible collection of moments and images. And we must get the word out to photogs in the region to attend: Middle East, Caucasus, Turkey, etc.

If anyone has any ideas in how to establish a network to these photographers please let Eric know. Looking forward to teaching another great group of photographers!

by [former member] | 27 Oct 2009 23:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
It was a great experience participating in the workshop in Manali in India.

by [former member] | 28 Oct 2009 08:10 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
The Foundry Workshop is fantastic wherever it is held! One of a kind. Don’t miss out! Manali 09 was brilliant.

See you all there in Istanbul!

by [former member] | 29 Oct 2009 08:10 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→
Three women from the US looking to rent a house. Anyone want to join forces?

by Cheryl Nemazie | 08 Nov 2009 02:11 | Salisbury, Maryland, United States | | Report spam→
Sounds really interesting…..Looking forwad to it.

by Charles | 11 Nov 2009 20:11 | copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
I highly recommend The Foundry Workshops-really a once in a lifetime experience. I was looking forward to Istanbul, but it’s my last week of class and can’t make it this year. (Booo!!!)

(Fingers crossed for Foundry in The Balkans 2011!!)

by k. | 13 Nov 2009 02:11 | Manali, India | | Report spam→
Hey, I thought the Foundry was coming back to Asia in 2011…

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2009 08:11 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Can’t wait to learn more!… How about coming to Montana one of these years? Lots to photograph and very little established journalism community!

by Jessica McGlothlin | 13 Nov 2009 17:11 | Bozeman, Montana, United States | | Report spam→
another interesting location… lets see if i can make it there :)

by Mohit Gupta | 25 Nov 2009 17:11 | NOIDA, India | | Report spam→
Look forward to one in Australasia….!

by Marcus Adams | 25 Nov 2009 22:11 | Wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
will get there eventually…how does port blair sound

by [former member] | 25 Nov 2009 22:11 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
Bloomin hard and expensive to get to!!

How about Australia?

by Marcus Adams | 26 Nov 2009 23:11 | Wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
hmmm…we try and go developing world as much as possible…indo is a real possibility

by [former member] | 27 Nov 2009 01:11 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
Fiji? Samoa? Solomon Islands? PNG?

by Marcus Adams | 27 Nov 2009 01:11 | Wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
I will be a fixer if you promise to do it in Port Blair, bikini+scuba diving=no workshop…only fun ;-)

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2009 11:11 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Such an environment would probably require an ultra-fixer (meaning a full-time chaperone) for Anamitra!

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2009 13:11 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2009 13:11 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Istanbul is an awesome city, one of my favourite places for taking pics so will do my best to get there Eric.

if you need any inspiration people http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/essay/istanbul

Hey Macus for your neck of the woods check out

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2009 16:11 | Erzurum, Turkey | | Report spam→
Eric does a great job with Foundry, and its a great venue. I was tied to certain dates for my project in Coney Island, and the overlap with Foundry is unfortunate, but hopefully there are enough folks out there to fill both events.

They are completely different types of projects, and there are varied needs out there right now…..

by [former member] | 29 Nov 2009 16:11 | | Report spam→
Hey Joe – thanks for that!

I am investigating; 11 days might be too short a notice, but there are other things there too so if you get back to NZ before I get to Norway/Turkey, the first beer’s on me. It’s probably cheaper here than in Norway too…!

by Marcus Adams | 29 Nov 2009 20:11 (ed. Nov 29 2009) | Wellington, New Zealand | | Report spam→
If the instructors who initially signed on aren’t terrific enough already, I just learned that Foundry has added even more world-class photographers to teach. I’ll let Eric make the announcements in his own time, but watch for it. The lineup will be just stunning.

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2009 01:12 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Well, that secret didn’t last long…the list is out — see the posting above/below.

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2009 01:12 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
I missed the list of instructors. Do you have a link?

by Erik Annis | 08 Dec 2009 03:12 | Baltimore, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Andrea Bruce
Lynsey Addario
Ami Vitale
Stephanie Sinclair
Kael Alford
Anastasia Taylor-Lind
Ron Haviv
David Guttenfelder
John Moore
Guy Calaf
Michael Robinson-Chavez
Tewfic el- Sawy
Jared Moossy
plus others to be announced soon- some new, some returning…

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2009 04:12 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
Great Photogs, headed by a super guy… a must for every photographer

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2009 09:12 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
Thanks Eric, that looks amazing.

by Erik Annis | 08 Dec 2009 12:12 | Baltimore, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I am putting this thought in both posts on Foundry, because nobody should miss it.

All this is a tribute to two things:

- the vision, persuasive powers and generosity of one Eric Beecroft in establishing and running this project as a part of his already busy life, and

- the unselfishness of the instructors, who are giving their time to the objectives of Foundry; teaching photojournalism to emerging photographers from areas of the world where formal instruction may not exist.

We in this profession/craft should be proud of these among us who are so giving of themselves and their talents….

by [former member] | 08 Dec 2009 13:12 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
This looks really promising…I’ll have to put together a budget for this…

by Dan Figueroa | 10 Dec 2009 03:12 | san jsoe, United States | | Report spam→
looks very interesting, i love istanbul and will work in turkey this time of the year.
eric, does vienna still qualify as part of the balkans? :-)

by Hans Hochstoeger | 10 Dec 2009 10:12 | vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
vienna…just as much as it qualifies as part of a mythical greater Germany…
nah, pricing is all about making it affoodable for those from regions that get paid less/are developing…

by [former member] | 10 Dec 2009 18:12 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
i hope you got that it was not meant serious…
anyway, looking forward to it!

by Hans Hochstoeger | 10 Dec 2009 18:12 | vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
nor was mine!
hope you can make it

by [former member] | 10 Dec 2009 20:12 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks, Eric, from a hopeful student, Class of 2010.

by [former member] | 10 Dec 2009 22:12 | San Francisco, CA, United States | | Report spam→
Do you have an estimate for how much should a participant expect to spend on lodging, food, moving around etc… for the week of the seminar?

by Thodoris Tzalavras | 11 Jan 2010 17:01 | Nicosia, Cyprus | | Report spam→
FWIW, Istanbul has been named the 2010 European Capital of Culture (a designation it shares with Essen, Germany, and Pecs, Hungary).

by [former member] | 12 Jan 2010 00:01 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Here are two new links to Istanbul from the NY Times. Not sure if you have to be a subscriber to view both. The second is from yesterday’s travel section.



by Cheryl Nemazie | 12 Jan 2010 00:01 | Manila, Philippines | | Report spam→
Good question. Its all really up to your standards; on average, I think you can do Istanbul on $50 (low end) to $75 a day, using youth hostels and eating cheap and using public transport. Up it to $100 a day US and you get a bit more luxury. Turkey is still much cheaper than most of (western) Europe, though nothing like South Asia or Latin America of course. Prices have been creeping upwards in Istanbul over the past five to ten years; its getting more expensive each year it seems, (compared with the rest of Turkey, esp the east, which can be dirt cheap). The drive by some to have Turkey join the EU, and the fact that Istanbul is a capital of culture this year, doesnt help matters. The forum will be up on the website soon, and you can find folks to split rooms with- a sure way to save costs.

by [former member] | 12 Jan 2010 01:01 | Salt Lake CIty, Utah, United States | | Report spam→

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