Now in its sixth year, the Creative Documentary and Photojournalism course with Magnum Photos and Spéos Photo School is open for application. This intensive course will take place in Paris from January to September 2021, 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 Magnum Photographers including 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
Image Management and Publication
Studio for Photojournalists
Essentials of Photography
Tutoring Magnum Photos
Story Telling: Words & Images
Expert Module: The Photo Business
Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage
“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
Experts Modules & Arles Photo Festival
The Expert Modules allow students who wish to do so to obtain the Title of RNCP Photographer level 7*, in addition to the diploma “Creative Documentary and Photojournalism by Magnum Photos and Spéos”. They are therefore not mandatory. Their cost is 5,000 €. These 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.
IMPORTANT: for the January-September 2021 session, the Expert Modules will exceptionally take place the following year, in June and July 2022. These Modules include the stay at the Rencontres d’Arles. It is therefore important to note that students who choose the January-September 2021 session will not go to Arles in July 2021, but in July 2022 if they register for the Expert Modules.
*Titre de Photographe RNCP level I (France) and 7 (Europe) – code NSF 323 t
This program is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP).
Price: €25,000 (incl. VAT)
Contact and Application
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