Documentary Photography Workshop with Patrick Zachmann
Eyes in Progress is holding a 4-day workshop in Paris with the Magnum photographer
Over the 4-day course, students will learn how to refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. The course will support development and production of photographic projects from start to finish.
Most of all, the workshop with Patrick Zachmann aims to help you discover your own visual language as well as the practical and conceptual know-how in dealing with real situations, developing strong reportage in the process.
I believe that when one gains professional experience and artistic practice during several years, to pass on a little bit of know-how is a way to allow young photographers to get what one has taken and learnt from others.” — Patrick Zachmann
This will be a hands-on workshop with shooting sessions, individual assignments, daily group discussion and editing sessions. You’ll be expected to fully immerse yourself, take risks and push your boundaries in order to move forward into another level in your photography.
French (b. 1955), Patrick Zachmann has been a freelance photographer since 1976 and with Magnum Photos since 1985. He has dedicated himself to long-term projects on the cultural identity, memory and immigration of different communities. From 1982 to 1984, he worked both on a project on highway landscapes, backed by the French Ministry of Culture, and on the challenges of integration facing young immigrants in the northern neighborhoods of Marseilles.
In 1982, he also plunged into the violent world of the Neapolitan police and mafia – the Camorra – resulting in the publication of a book and a fictional text inspired by his cinematographic images.
In 1987, after working for seven years on a personal project about Jewish identity, Zachmann published his second book, Enquête d’Identité ou Un Juif à la recherche de sa mémoire (Inquest on Identity or a Jew in search of his memory). In 1989 his story on the events at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was widely published in the international press. That year, his entire body of work was awarded the prestigious Prix Niepce.
Patrick Zachmann joined Magnum Photos in 1985.