Description

Book now for Magnum’s mentorship program, designed 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.

Sometimes we are too involved with our on-going body of work, either long term or newly started, to see it from the perspective of a second or objective eye. With mentorship l will try to crystalize the reasons and trouble-shoot the problems you may have in moving forward. It may be in your editing process, or in sequencing, or in the aestetic way of you are telling your story. We will engage in long discussions, with tough questions yet with positive criticism. l will help you find how to make your project better, transforming your emotions into images that you seek. l will push you discover new things that will make your project truly unique in our world of ubiquitous pictures.

Sabiha Çimen

About your mentor

Sabiha Çimen was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1986. She is a self-taught photographer, focusing on women, Islamic culture, portraiture and still life. Çimen graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with an undergraduate degree in International Trade and Finance, and a Masters degree in Cultural Studies. Her Master’s thesis on subaltern studies, which includes her photo story titled ‘Turkey as a Simulated Country’, was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2019.

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