Pedro Meyer Foundation welcomes record number of students for third year of diploma course

The third year of Pedro Meyer Foundation's (Fundación Pedro Meyer, FPM) Diploma on Visual Storytelling and New Media kicked off last week with a record number of 72 students. Over the next seven months, these students will experiment with new methods of storytelling guided by eight tutors.

After a call for applications in December 2013, FPM received the highest number of applicants since joining forces with World Press Photo to offer the course in 2011. According to FPM, this increased number of applicants reflects the immense need to improve the production and distribution skills of visual journalists in Mexico and the wider region.

The multidisciplinary selection committee carefully reviewed each anonymously submitted narrative project and chose a varied group of students from different countries: 30 percent from South America, 40 percent from Mexico, and 30 percent from the federal district. Though they are culturally diverse, the new students all share a will to tell stories with new technologies.

To see the list of selected students, please visit:

FPMeyer Virtual Campus
One technology available to students is FPM's Virtual Campus, an online platform for education in photography and storytelling. This online resource allows students who are also working or travelling professionals to attend workshops and learn about photography.

If you are interested in these Spanish-language online photography workshops, please visit:

Posted January 31 2014

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