Past Workshop

Magnum Caravan Brazil – Paraty & Rio de Janeiro

A new program of educational events, taking place in different locations in Brazil begins in Paraty and Rio

Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Magnum Caravan Brazil is a new program of educational events, taking place in different locations in Brazil over 2016.

A hybrid workshop/creative retreat and artist residency will take place in Paraty this September (17th and 18th), followed by the unique Rio de Janeiro workshop (from September 20th to 26th) with the Magnum photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov.

Magnum Caravan Brazil

Brazil has a rich and diverse landscape offering a wealth of possibilities for photographic exploration. This program will guide students through exploring urban environments, interrogating the cultural, aesthetic, and political landscape of each location. Different Magnum photographers in each city will conduct a visually exciting and fun exploration into these hidden gems. This will be a visually creative journey, significant for each location.

Under the guidance of the Magnum instructors, students will explore photography concurrent with their exploration of these cities to fine tune their storytelling and authorship.

Notes: There is a scholarship for one student for each class. Less privileged but talented local photography students/photographers can apply here.

PARATY & RIO DE JANEIRO – Lecture and Workshop

 The Course Program

– Introduction to photography as a profession
– Definition of a photographic project
– Daily shooting group sessions
– Individual and group analysis of the day’s work
– Selection of photos with a view to creating a series
– Discussion of possible outlets

Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Gueorgui Pinkhassov‘s interest in photography began while he was still at school. After studying cinematography at the VGIK (the Moscow Institute of Cinematography), he went on to work at the Mosfilm studio and then as a set photographer. In 1978 Pinkhassov joined the Moscow Union of Graphic Arts and obtained the status of an independent artist. His work was noticed by the prominent Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, who invited Pinkhassov to the set to make a reportage about his film ‘Stalker’ (1979).

Pinkhassov moved permanently to Paris in 1985. He joined Magnum Photos in 1988. He works regulary for the international press, particularly for Geo, Actuel and the New York Times Magazine. His book, Sightwalk, explores individual details, through reflections or particular kinds of light, often approaching abstraction.

Tuition Fees

1500 Euros for the six-day workshop (does not include travel, accommodations or on-the- ground expenses + Paypal/Bank transaction fees).

All fees must be paid within 5 days of acceptance or you will forfeit your space. This does not include photo developing, post-production, travel, accommodations or meals.
Refund policies will be emailed with acceptance letter.
– If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, it must be confirmed in writing:
. Magnum Photos will reimburse all the registration costs except for €100 administrative fee, if the participant informs Magnum Photos of cancellation at least 3 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Beyond this time limit, Magnum Photos will charge the following:
. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 20 days before the workshop commences.
. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the workshop commences.
. All workshops that are commenced but not completed through the fault of either the contractor/or participant need to be paid in full.
– Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.

Travel & Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation; a list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to successful candidates.

The participants can contact Roberta Tavares for hotel recommendations/hotels partners.

Please ensure you have the necessary travel documents and relevant visas in order to attend the event. Magnum Photos can provide letters of support where necessary.


Click here to apply.

Upon submitting your online application you will be transferred to Paypal where you must submit a 200€ application fee. This will be applied to your tuition fee invoice if you are accepted onto the workshop. The fee will be fully refunded, minus Paypal fees, if you are NOT accepted into the workshop. Applications without a fee will not be processed.

The deadline for acceptance is August 28th, and qualified applicants will be selected through a combination of the merit of their work and their personal statement, and the order of their application’s receipt.

All applications received after August 28th will be reviewed, space permitting.

Successful applicants will be informed via email by September 1st. Full payment should be received by September 6th to fully confirm your place.

Please note: Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 9 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 10 days advance notice.

Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

For queries please contact : R’n’D Productions

Roberta Tavares – Production/Communication/+55 21 9 9332 3344

Daniel Immel – Project Manager/+55 21 9 6822 0614

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