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Past Workshop

Street Photography Workshop in Paris with Matt Stuart and Richard Kalvar

Learn how to make compelling images of street life with two Magnum photographers

Richard Kalvar Foot, ice cream popsicle and guitar on West 4th street. 1970. New York. USA. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos

Learn how to capture and anticipate the movement, forms and light which come to life in the streets of Paris.

If observation remains the essence of street photography, the creative process calls for studious training and scientific mastery, in order to get close to your subject.

This exceptional two-day workshop offers a group of maximum 20 participants the chance to perfect their photographic approach on the street, under the direction of two friends and masters of the craft, both world renowned for their street photography talent and for their love of teaching: Richard Kalvar and Matt Stuart.

The participants will be invited to work inside the legendary offices of the Magnum Photos Agency in Paris. The weekend will include shooting, critical sessions examining the work, and then learning how to best present and edit the images.

Please see below for further information, requirements and fees.

Matt Stuart Saratosa, Florida. USA. 2017. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos
Matt Stuart Downtown, Los Angeles. USA. 2018. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos

Where & When

Magnum Office, Paris

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June, 2018


The workshop will be held in English and in French



Selection and Requirements

Photographers are required to bring with them an edit of up to 15 – 20 images, either printed or digital, from their general portfolio.

Each participant must be equipped with a digital camera and a laptop with editing software


The workshop on June 9th – 10th 2018 is now sold out.

Due to popular demand we are now taking registrations for a second workshop to take place on June 12th – 13th 2018.

To register your interest please contact Coline Plançon on:

Deadline for expressions of interest is May 20th, 2018.

Richard Kalvar James Street, near Oxford Street. Rural scene outside the Gap store. 2015. London. UK. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar 14th arrondissement. "Ouest" street (rue de l'Ouest). Paris. France. 1974. © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos

About Richard Kalvar

Richard Kalvar (b. 1944) worked in New York as assistant to French fashion photographer Jérôme Ducrot, after studying English and American literature at Cornell University. After working in New York for two years, he settled in Paris where he helped found the Viva agency in 1972. Kalvar has made extensive personal work in America, Europe, and Asia. A major retrospective of his work was shown at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, accompanied by his book Earthlings (2007). His images frequently play on the discrepancy between a banal situation and a feeling of strangeness, using timing and framing to create images that often result in humor.

About Matt Stuart

Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded.

A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. He also indulged in a brief, ill-advised affair with Kung Fu.

Matt’s father, keenly aware that his son would never be the next Bruce Lee, introduced him to photography, handing over books by Robert Frank & Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ever since then, photography has been Matt’s overriding passion, although he’s still quite interested in skateboards and girls. (But thankfully not Kung Fu).

Matt Stuart Downtown, Los Angeles. USA. 2018. © Matt Stuart | Magnum Photos

Terms and Conditions

  • There are a limited number of spaces on the workshop, which will be sold on a first-come basis
  • Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel this event should less than 10 participants apply. In the event of cancellation students will be given at least 1 week’s advance notice and a full refund.
  • Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.
  • The workshop fee does not include transport, accommodation or ground expenses. Magnum is not responsible for the 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 14 days in advance of the date of the workshop. After this point, refunds cannot be issued.


For enquiries relating to this project please email Coline Plançon: