Alex Webb Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003 © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Do you know where you’re going next with your photography––or where it’s taking you? This intensive 3-day workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically–– from deepening their own unique vision, to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a creative team who often edit projects and books together––including most recently their joint book, Brooklyn, published by Aperture, and its accompanying exhibition, “The City Within,” taking place at the Museum of the City of New York through spring 2021. Included in the workshop will be an editing exercise, as well as two assignments (either photographing assignments or editing/sequencing assignments).

This workshop offers:

• Visual Style – Guiding you through technical, theoretical and aesthetic issues
• Guidance by both Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
• Intimate artist talks by both teachers sharing their own work and experiences
• Editing and Sequencing sessions
• Individual online follow-up session with the Webbs for each participant

 

Where & When:

Delivered Online via Zoom

Dates:

Friday, June 5th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT
Saturday, June 6th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT
Sunday, June 7th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT

Due to popular demand, a second and third session has been added:

Friday, June 12th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT
Saturday, June 13th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT
Sunday, June 14th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT

Friday, June 19th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT
Saturday, June 20th, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT
Sunday, June 21st, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm EDT

 

Schedule:

FRIDAY
9:30AM-12PM: Workshop welcome, group portfolio review
12-1PM: Book Presentation
1-2PM: Lunch Together/Apart; Casual Q&A with Webbs
2-3PM: Group editing exercise
3-3:30PM: Q&A
3:30-5:30PM or later: If participants choose the photographing assignment option, they will begin photographing the assignment they select themselves.
3:30-4:30PM: If participants choose the editing and sequencing assignment option, they will meet during this time with Alex and Rebecca, who will tailor an individual editing/sequencing signment.
3:30-5PM: Mark, one of the workshop assistants, will be available to answer any digital questions you may have, either about your camera, files, or software.

SATURDAY

9-10AM: Please upload your photographing or editing/assignment. Evan, the second workshop assistant, will be available to help you with this. He’ll also be available to answer any digital questions you may have.
10-11:30PM: Review of the photographing assignments
12-1PM: Presentation
1-2PM: Lunch Together/Apart; Casual Q&A with Webbs
2-3:30PM: Review of editing/sequencing assignments; Alex and Rebecca will give a second assignment to those who chose the editing/sequencing option.
3:30-4:15PM: Q&A
4:15-6:15 or later: Participants working on their assignments.
4:15-5PM: Mark available to answer any digital questions.

SUNDAY

9-10AM: Please upload your photographing or editing/assignment. Evan will be available during this time to answer any digital questions you may have.
10-11:30PM: Review of the photographing assignments
11:30-1PM: Presentation
1-2PM: Lunch Together/Apart; Casual Q&A with Webbs
2-3:30PM: Review of editing/sequencing assignments
3:30-4:30PM: Final Q&A

SUMMER 2020: FOLLOW UP SESSION

After the workshop, the Webbs will arrange an individual 30-minute online follow up session with each participant later in the summer.

This workshop schedule is subject to change at any time.

Language:

The workshop will be held in English

Fees:

£600 (incl. VAT)
Terms and Conditions apply.
See the bottom of this page for more details.

Selection and Requirements:

The masterclass is open to 12 applicants and places will be allocated based on the portfolio.
This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.

Alex Webb Erie, Pennsylvania, 2010 © Alex Webb | Magnum Photos

Apply:

You will be asked to submit the following with your application:
1. 10 small files (72dpi; 2000 pixels longest side) that best represent who you are as a photographer.
2. Short statement about why you’d like to take part in this workshop. (No more than 150 words.)
3. Short bio (no more than 100 words) that includes where you live and your relationship to photography
4. Instagram and website (or your work online), if you have them.

There is ONE PLACE LEFT for the 3rd workshop between 19-21 JUNE. Email bayryam.bayryamali@magnumphotos.com for more information.

Contact:

bayryam.bayryamali@magnumphotos.com

 

GRATITUDE GRANT: One tuition-free scholarship for health care workers, first responders and essential workers from anywhere in the world to attend this Online Masterclass with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

Who can apply: healthcare workers (including doctors, PA’s, nurse aides, orderlies, respiratory therapists, hospital cleaners, medical lab technicians, medical students), first responders (including EMT’s, firemen, police officers), and essential workers (including those working in grocery stores, gas stations, mass transit, sanitation, public utilities, parks). You must be 18 or older to apply.

We will be accepting applications from May 4th. Applications close May 18th. To apply please email:

1. Description of your job, where you live, your age.

2. 10 small jpgs of your photographs (72 dpi, 2000 pixels on longest side).

3. Short statement about why you’d like to take this workshop (no more than 100 words).

Please send your applications to Bayryam Bayryamali bayryam.bayryamali@magnumphotos.com

 

Biographies:

ALEX WEBB

Alex Webb has published 17 photography books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs. He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y., the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineNational Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and the collaborative book, Brooklyn: The City Within, with Rebecca Norris Webb.

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB

Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her seven books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art (2015), among other venues. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineLe Monde, National Geographic, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, N.Y. Rebecca is an NEA grant recipient, and her eighth book, Night Calls, will be published by Radius in fall 2020.

Terms and Conditions:

• Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 10 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
• Cancellations: Magnum will reimburse the totality of the ticket price if cancellation is made at least 14 days before the start of the workshop, minus a £50 administrative fee. We will charge 50% of the ticket price if cancellation is made between 15 and 10 days before the workshop and 100% of the ticket price if cancellation is made less than 10 days before the start of the workshop.