Description

Magnum Photos is pleased to present a mentorship program for visual storytellers and artists seeking in-depth guidance on a project. 

Are you about to embark on a personal photographic project and looking for feedback on your edits, ideas and approach? Do you have a long-term project that you need a fresh perspective on to identify underlying themes? Are you interested in working with someone who will get to know you and help elevate your vision for your body of work? 

Through multiple interactive online sessions, this mentorship will help you to identify next steps in the production process of a long term or personal project. Magnum photographers will guide their mentees on all aspects of the creative process: from concept development, and editing and sequencing, to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that you’re passionate about, to practical advice on photographing in the field. 

This mentorship provides an opportunity to work one-on-one with a Magnum photographer at your own pace over the course of several months. 

A series of 8 online photography mentoring sessions lasting one hour each, the program will be organized over the course of three to six months, depending on your preferences and the areas personal to you that require development. 

This workshop offers:

  • Long term guidance on technical, ethical, theoretical and aesthetic issues
  • Ideas Development
  • Editing and Sequencing
  • Workflow
  • Output and presentation

Schedule:

Email in advance to schedule sessions with your mentor.

Schedule is subject to the Magnum photographer’s availability.

I would like to discuss with you not just how strong your images are, but what new perspective you are offering of your chosen subject. Why are you making images, how does making these images impact you and the world beyond you, what is their place in the wider arena of photography? What choices have you made in terms of process and aesthetics, and why? I don't expect you to have all these answers, but these are the questions I’d like to discuss with you.

Carolyn Drake

About your mentor

Carolyn Drake works on long term photo-based projects seeking to interrogate dominant historical narratives and create alternative and imaginative interpretations of reality. Her work explores community and the interactions within it, as well as the barriers and connections “between people, between places and between ways of perceiving”.Drake was born in California and studied Media/Culture and History in the early 1990s at Brown University. Following her graduation from Brown, in 1994, Drake moved to New York and worked as an interactive concept designer for many years before departing to engage with the physical world through photography. Drake lived in Istanbul for nearly a decade, where she developed personal projects and worked on commissions in Turkey, Ukraine, Central Asia, and China. She was drawn to working in communities whose identities resist domination, where there is a drive to self define.

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