Ricoh Announces Special Collaboration with
The Foundry Photojournalism Workshop’s Scholarship Program
May 19, 2011 –Ricoh Company Ltd. will participate as a special collaborator in the Foundry Photo Workshop Scholarship Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 17-23 2011.
Sponsored by the nonprofit organization the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop, the Foundry Photo Workshop Scholarship Program strives to “foster and support young, skilled photographers from developing countries.” The Foundry Photo Workshop RICOH Scholarships will cover expenses for ten students from Central and South America attending the workshops.
Ricoh hopes to reinforce its global brand and expand business by providing value that will inspire its customers. This special collaboration with the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop coincides with Ricoh’s goal of fostering connections among cultures and people through photography with the opening of this fully volunteer-run workshop.
Outline of the NPO Foundry Photojournalism Workshop
The Foundry Photojournalism Workshop is a nonprofit organization that holds workshops run by a group of volunteers made up of five main staff and 10 other part-time staff under the direction of Eric Beecroft, a high school teacher and photographer. Photographer Ron Haviv, a founding member of the global news photo agency “VII,” provides support as a volunteer and also teaches the workshops. With Haviv’s involvement, other famous photographers have offered to volunteer as teachers at the workshops. As a result, these workshops have grown in popularity and have received large numbers of student applications.
Workshop collaboration outline
Name of Program: Foundry Photo Workshop RICOH Scholarships
Host: Foundry Photojournalism Workshop
Workshop Dates: July 17 to July 23, 2011
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conditions for participation: Resident of any country in Central or South America regardless of age or sex. Preferably, students will have less than two years experience working at a newspaper or less than three years experience working as a photojournalist.
Number . of participants: Expenses paid for 10 students
*Neither Ricoh nor RING CUBE will accept applications