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Antoine d’ Agata Marseille. France. 1997. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography are proud to announce the next Professional Practice workshop in our series “Personal Projects – How to develop and finance stories that matter to you”.

Learn how to tell a personal story to engage your audience, how to research your ideas and become an expert in your field, how to fund personal projects, and how to disseminate/distribute your completed project.

Speakers include: Antoine d’Agata (Magnum Photographer), Nicola Shipley (Director, Grain Projects), Fiona Rogers (Global Director Business Development, Magnum Photos, Founder, Firecracker), Harry Hardie (Founder, Herepress, Lecturer, London College of Communication and Westminster University).

This two-day photographic masterclass offers participants the chance to learn from Magnum photographers as well as a diverse mix of industry leaders. Each workshop focuses on demystifying an aspect of the industry, establishing a professional network of contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying realistic routes into photographic employment. This unique programme offers highly valuable training opportunities for early & mid-career photographers.

The first day focuses on lectures from speakers about their specific area of expertise, giving behind the scenes tips and practical advice on how to survive and thrive in a highly competitive landscape. A second day of portfolio reviews with speakers will provide photographers with an honest and constructive critique of existing work. An informal drinks reception is optional on both days to allow for further networking.

Antoine d’ Agata Hamburg. Germany. 2000. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos
Antoine d’ Agata © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos

Where & When

Magnum Photos, 63 Gee St, London EC1V 3RS

Sat 21 & Sun 22 July 2018
9:30am – 5:00pm


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.


Click here to register for this workshop.

Antoine d’ Agata Japan. 2004. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos
Antoine d’ Agata Nuevo Laredo. Mexico. 1991. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos

About Antoine d’Agata

Born in Marseilles, Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography.

During his time in New York, in 1991-92, d’Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum. Despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993 he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001 he published Hometown, and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005.

In 2004 d’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo. The book Aka Ana due to be published in 2018.

Joined Magnum in 2004, full member since 2008.

Other Upcoming Class

NGOs, Social Practice and Advocacy
How to use storytelling for social change

Sat 24 & Sun 25 November 2018

Learn how to engage in participatory practices and social engagement, how to get assignments, how to stand out from clichés.

Click here to register for this workshop.

Antoine d’ Agata Morocco. Nador. Odysseia. 2013. Video stills.

Book: Desordre. 2016. Migrants. Position(s), Editions Avarie, 2012. Odysseia, MuCEM, Marseille. 2013. © Antoine d’ Agata | Magnum Photos

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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