Now in its sixth year, the Creative Documentary and Photojournalism course with Magnum Photos and Spéos Photo School is open for application. This intensive one-year course will take place in Paris from October 2020 to August 2021, and will culminate with a graduate show at the Magnum Photos gallery in Paris, a trip to Arles during the international photography festival, Rencontres d’Arles, in July, and is sanctioned by an official diploma recognised in France and Europe.
The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in documentary photography and/or photojournalism, in the Magnum Photos tradition of visual storytelling.
Students will work on a year long project under the mentorship of Magnum Photographer Patrick Zachmann while attending workshops and lectures by various Magnum Photographers including Susan Meiselas, Peter van Agtmael, Thomas Dworzak and Jérôme Sessini, to name a few.
The formal program is delivered by Spéos and its appointed teachers.
Classes and Content:
Photojournalism and Documentary
Image Management and Publication
Studio for Photojournalists
Essentials of Photography
Tutoring Magnum Photos
Story Telling: Words & Images
Expert Module: The Photo Business
Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage
“Before joining this program, I can say that I knew how to tell stories, but I didn’t know anything about photography. Nothing, zero.
Telling stories trough photography is a totally different thing. And now with what I learned from all the Magnum Photographers, I can start telling stories photographically.”
Pedro Levier, 2019-2020 Alumni
Where & When
Spéos Photo and Video School: 8 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, France.
Magnum Photos: 19 Rue Hégésippe Moreau, 75018 Paris.
The workshop will be held in English.
Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos and Spéos
Titre de Photographe RNCP level I (France) and 7 (Europe) – code NSF 323 t
This program is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP).