Mentorship 2017 – Luc Forsyth

Luc Forsyth

I am pleased to announce that Luc Forsyth is the recipient of my 2017 Mentorship, a free tutorship which aims to give early career photographers and multimedia journalists an opportunity for feedback, critiques and advice on their work.

Luc’s work focuses on social and environmental issues in both Asia and Latin America. His early work demonstrates a strong vision and clearly exhibits lots of potential in his future work. I’m looking forward to developing his projects over the course of the next 12 months.

Thank you to everyone that applied for the Mentorship Program this year.


The profession of photojournalism has changed a lot in the past decade. The seismic shifts from the film world to digital. The proliferation of cameras which are now accessible to all. The ever-present internet in our daily lives. The avenues for sharing images are now almost infinite.

In 2015, I began my new mentorship programme that aimed to help one photographer in the early stages of their career. The mentorship programme is now entering it’s 3rd year and is an opportunity for one photographer/documentary video-maker to receive my guidance over the course of a year. During that time, I meet (virtually, via email or Skype) each month with the mentee and offer thoughts, critiques and guidance on the projects that they are working on, in an effort to help give them assistance through their early work.


2016 MenteeNathan Siegel -Photographer and Writer whose work focuses on environmental issues, geopolitics and business, with a specific focus on issues in Africa. — “He is thoughtful, thorough and truly cares about making you a better visual journalist. Cheers for paying it forward, Sean!”

2015 MenteeColeen Jose – Early career multimedia journalist and documentary photographer, focusing on environmental issues in Asia. — “Thanks for the many conversations, edits and brainstorming sessions around photojournalism and the business. Your honest critique of my work and thoughtful questions continue to encourage.”

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