Sim Chi Yin Ever since former gold miner He Quangui, 41, became ill 10 years ago, his wife Mi Shixiu, 36, has had to take care of his every need and the family. When he is too sickly to walk, she carries him, (...)

Magnum Photos in partnership with The British Journal of Photography presents NGOs, Social Practice and Advocacy – How to use storytelling for social change, as part of our ongoing professional practice series.

Learn how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are using photography and visual storytelling in their work and what they are looking for from a collaboration with a photographer. Discuss developments in critical theory around issues of representation and community engagement, and the ethical considerations of using storytelling as a tool for social change. Discover how to use participatory and social practices, and how to stand out from clichés from some of the best experts in the industry including: Sim Chi Yin (Magnum Nominee), Alexia Singh (Podcast Writer, Producer, Save the Children), Anthony Luvera (Artist, Writer, Educator), Richard Burton, (Photographic Officer, Amnesty International).

This workshop offers:

• Practical advice and lectures from industry speakers about their specific area of expertise
• Group portfolio reviews including advice on work and professional development
• Peer, Magnum Staff and Industry Expert networking opportunities

Where & When

Magnum Photos, 63 Gee St, London EC1V 3RS
24th – 25th November, 9.30am to 5pm


The workshop will be held in English


£348 (incl. VAT) per workshop.
Terms and Conditions apply.
See the bottom of this page for more details.

Selection and Requirements

Each workshop is open to 40 applicants and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


This workshop is now sold out.


For enquiries relating to this project please email Sonia Jeunet

Sim Chi Yin Mi Shixiu cradles He Quangui's head as he's struggling to breathe. . .He eventually recovers his breath. But in the wee hours of the next morning, he tried to kill himself to end the suffering. -- (...)
Sim Chi Yin On an illegal, small-scale off-shore mining operation made up of about 50 pontoons rafted up together off the coast of Samfur village, Pangkal Pinang, Bangka, all hands are on deck as a pontoon sin (...)
Sim Chi Yin Land reclamation works are on-going at this area of Tuas, Singapore's westernmost area where a new massive container port -- the world's largest in the next 30 years -- is being built. The port aut (...)
Sim Chi Yin Liu Jing, 21, from the central province of Henan, works as a pedicurist in east Beijing. She comes back to her bed two floors below ground level just for a sleep before returning to work in the mor (...)
Sim Chi Yin Left: Hatches over silos which in the 1970s held missiles meant to shoot down incoming Soviet warheads, North Dakota, November 2017. / A missile field in rural North Dakota near the Canadian border (...)

Terms and Conditions

• All fees must be paid on application.
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 25 participants. Students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 2 weeks advance notice.
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.
• For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.
• Refunds to applicants who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 21 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.

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