During many years of running workshops, one of the common challenges we have seen participants face is how to edit and sequence their work, how to manage their workflow and to understand how to archive their images for professional use.

We will look at workflow (what happens after you’ve taken your images) and post-production, we will study how to create convincing pitches and look for funding, and on the last day, we will spend the whole session talking about editing. Editing is a highly subjective art, which, when mastered, will enhance your story, give depth to your images and lead to a greater impact on your audience.

To guide you over these three days, we have invited Magnum photographer Emin Özmen and photo editor and curator Cloé Kerhoas to join us. Individually and as a duo, they will take you behind-the-scenes of their practice and share insights and guidance on how they have worked successfully in collaboration and for clients.

Participants should come prepared with questions on how to organize their archive, the use of Photoshop or Lightroom softwares, how to pitch to commissioning editors and fund projects, and supply one unedited and large body of work which will be used on the last day for the editing and sequencing exercise.

This workshop offers:

  • An overview of an organised workflow
  • Post-production exercises
  • Guidance on how to organise a photographic archive
  • Guidance on how to prepare a pitch
  • Guidance on how to write funding applications
  • Editing and sequencing lab


Please note that the same workshop will take place twice:

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 March 2021 (Sold out)

Friday 26 – Sunday 28 March 2021


Day 1: Emin Özmen (6 hours – from 2pm GMT onwards)
– Lecture by Emin Özmen
– How to prepare for an assignment + How to develop ideas for a personal project
– Shooting tips + Post production (Photoshop)
– How to organise an archive
– Workflow

Day 2: Cloé Kerhoas (6 hours – from 2pm GMT onwards)
– Workflow (continuing from the previous day lecture)
– The importance of captions and text
– How to pitch for magazines
– How to write funding applications
– How to build a network + The importance of websites and social media

Day 3: Emin Özmen + Cloé Kerhoas (6 to 7 hours – from 2pm GMT onwards)
– Editing exercises & Group portfolio reviews

Scholarship Opportunities:

Two scholarships are available for these workshops.


1. One scholarship for an emerging photographer aged 35 years old or under. We encourage people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, people from black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, those from the LGBTQ+ community and people living outside of traditional cultural hubs to apply.

2. One scholarship for an emerging photographer based in Turkey, regardless of age and nationality.

Applications are now closed.

For me, there is something more important than good or bad photography. It’s about the quality of your character, it’s about your soul. I believe photography follows this and is already a reflection of who you are.

Emin Özmen


Emin Özmen is concerned with documenting human rights violations in his home country of Turkey and around the world. He aims to bring attention to the suffering of those who are victim to natural disaster, civil unrest and social injustice. Özmen studied photography in the Fine Arts Faculty at Marmara University of Istanbul. In 2008, he obtained a degree in Documentary photography at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. In 2011, he worked on famine in East Africa, on disaster of Japan Earthquake-Tsunami and economic protests in Greece. The following year, he started covering the Syrian civil war and IS crisis in Iraq, which he continues to document. Since then, he has worked in South Sudan, Niger, Nigeria, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey among other countries. His work has been published by TIME magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Le Monde magazine M, Paris Match, Newsweek, among others. Özmen has won several awards, among them two World Press Photo awards and Public Prize of The Bayeux Calvados awards for war correspondents. He was a member of the jury of 2016 and 2018 World Press Photo Multimedia contests. Özmen joined Magnum Photos in 2017. He currently lives in Istanbul.

Based between Turkey and France, Cloé Kerhoas is a freelance photography editor, educator, curator and photo consultant developing international projects. She studied Cinema, History and obtained a Master degree dedicated to the protection and the conservation of the Cultural Heritage. She has worked in renowned museums including at Mémorial de Caen (the biggest museum dedicated to contemporary armed conflicts) and at Christian Dior Museum. From 2015 to 2019, She has worked as Co-Director & Photo Editor at Agence Le Journal, a photography collective. Since then, she keeps dedicating her life to storytelling and documentary projects. She is the long-term collaborator of Magnum Photos photographer Emin Özmen. She mostly makes researches, write, edit and distribute his projects. She also works with him on the field on specific projects. She collaborated on a number of award-winning photo series. Emin and Cloé are recipient of a National Geographic explorer 2020-2021 grant. Cloé also enjoys mentoring and working with other photographers accompanying them in their projects and distributing them. Since 2020, she has been a member of the editorial board of Revue Epic, a French photo magazine. In order to develop photographer’s creativity and boost their careers, she is also leading workshops and portfolio reviews (for Magnum Photos, Speos and Ph Museum, amoung others). She has collaborated with top magazines and newspapers such as Le Monde Magazine, Time, Der Spiegel, L'Obs, Courrier International, Newsweek, Libération, CNN, Al Jazeera, among others.

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