Magnum Learn Live: Online Workshop with Bruce Gilden
Join Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden in his home for this unique online workshop, shooting and editing over a 2-week period
During this online workshop, delivered over a 2-week period, renowned photographer Bruce Gilden will lead participants through a series of intensive reviews, group critiques, individual shooting assignments, and editing sessions. You will have opportunities to create new work throughout the duration of the workshop. Gilden will push you out of your comfort zone, with the aim of identifying your personal working style, helping you define your individual vision.
Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, this is a unique opportunity to learn from a master of photography from within his own home. You and your peers will work with Gilden to edit and produce a final sequence to be presented and critiqued by Gilden on the evening of the last day via an Instagram Live chat on the Magnum Learn instagram channel.
This workshop offers:
• Personalised assignments set based on your needs
• Immersion into key concepts of photography
• Support in identifying your working style
• Advice on developing your own photographic vision
• Guidance on how to edit and sequence your images
Where & When
Delivered Online via Zoom and Picter Workspace
Day 1 Monday 18th May
9:30am – 1pm – Introductions 6 x 30 mins
2pm – 5pm – Introductions 6 x 30 mins
Day 2 Wednesday 20th May
9:30am – 1pm – Check-in Session and Q&A
Day 3 Friday 22nd May
9:00am – 1:30pm – Reviews 12 x 20 mins
(Shooting/Editing Saturday and Sunday)
Day 4 Monday 25th May
9:00am – 1:30pm – Reviews 12 x 20 mins
Shooting/Editing Tuesday and Wednesday
Day 5 Thursday 28th May
9:00am – 1:30pm – Final Editing Session
Day 6 Friday 29th May (45 mins)
12pm – 12:45pm Magnum Learn Instagram Live
Bruce Gilden to present some of the best pictures from the workshop on the Magnum Learn Instagram channel.
The workshop will be held in English
£1099 (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 your application.
Applications are now CLOSED.
Bruce Gilden is one of the most iconic street photographers of our time. Known for his graphic and often confrontational close-ups made using flash, his images have a degree of intimacy and directness that have become a signature in his work. Though he cut his teeth on the sidewalks of New York City where he grew up, he has since made significant bodies of work in Haiti, Japan, Moscow, France, Ireland and India. “I’m known for taking pictures very close,” says Gilden of his practice. “And the older I get, the closer I get.”
Gilden was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. He studied sociology at Penn State University but didn’t complete the course. Although he briefly flirted with the idea of being an actor, Gilden decided to become a photographer in 1967, when he bought his first camera. He attended evening classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York, but largely considers himself to be self-taught.
As well as his many acclaimed personal projects, Gilden has worked on commissions for Louis Vuitton, RATP Parisian transportation system, The Climate Group, and Mission Photographique Transmanche as well as publications including Wallpaper, New York Times Magazine.
Gilden has received many awards and grants for his work, including National Endowments for the Arts fellowships (1980, 1984 and 1992), French “Villa Medicis Hors les Murs” grant (1995), grants from the New York State Foundation for the Arts ( 1979, 1992 and 2000), a Japan Foundation Artist Fellowship (1999) and in 2013 a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Since the seventies, his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world.
Gilden lives in Beacon, New York. He joined Magnum Photos in 1998.
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.