The Creative Documentary and Photojournalism Course by Magnum Photos & Spéos is now taking applications for the 2022/2023 course. Now in its seventh year, this intensive course will take place in Paris from September 2022 till July 2023, and will culminate with a graduate show at the Magnum Photos gallery in Paris.

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 project under the mentorship of a Magnum photographer, while attending workshops and lectures by various photographers such as 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
Computer Imaging
Image Management and Publication
Studio for Photojournalists
Printing Techniques
Essentials of Photography
Tutoring Magnum Photos
Story Telling: Words & Images
Expert Module: The Photo Business
Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage


Experts Modules

The Expert Modules aim at deepening knowledge of all aspects of the photographic industry, with an emphasis on how to market and commercialise your work. Each module takes place over several weeks, in June and July and during this time you will receive tips and advice directly from industry experts.


Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos and Spéos
Titre de Photographe RNCP level 7 – code NSF 323 t
This title is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of 25 February 2016 – published in the Journal Officiel of March 17th, 2016.


Price: €30,000

Book Consultation

Sonia Jeunet, Course Coordinator at Magnum Photos, is available twice a month to answer any questions you may have about the course. Please click the link here to select a time slot. We will then be in touch with details for the call. Alternatively, feel free to email Please note that she works part-time therefore there might be a delay in her response.

Contact and Application

For enquiries relating to this course please email

Click here if you wish to apply online on Spéos website.

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

About the Tutor

Nanna Heitmann is a German/ Russian documentary photographer, based between Russia and Germany.

Her work has been published by  TIME Magazine, M Le Magazine du Monde, De VolkskrantStern Magazine, and die Zeit, and she has worked on assignments for outlets including The New York TimesTIME Magazine, The Washington Post and Stern Magazine.

She has received awards and accolades that include the Vogue Italia Prize at the PH Museum women photographers grant, World Report Award, and was shortlisted by the Gomma Grant and LensCulture emerging talents.

Nanna Heitmann joined Magnum as a nominee in 2019.

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