When you attend a Magnum workshop, the learning doesn’t begin and end there. The Magnum Connect Program is a free online series of lectures and portfolio reviews open to former workshop and seminar participants who would like to come together, continue relationships, and carry on learning from each other.

Taking place quarterly, the program is an opportunity for participants to share new work, get updates on each other’s projects, and make use of the international network of photographers that Magnum Learn offers.

The event kicks off with a lecture (open to all) which aims to inspire thinking and discussion. This is then followed by group portfolio reviews (open to former workshop participants only) moderated by the Magnum Learn team. Each group review will last an hour, with 15 minutes allocated per participant. Some of the work will be selected to be featured on the Magnum Learn Instagram channel.

This is your chance to reconnect with former participants, get feedback on your latest work, meet new colleagues, and spend some time with the Magnum team.

Registrations are open on a first-come first-served basis. Do not worry if you don’t get a slot this time, as this will be a recurring event.

Please note that the portfolio reviews are open to participants who attended education events between January 2020 and July 2021.

How it works

  • The event will start with an inspirational lecture open to everyone led by Christopher Peregrin, Global Director, Partnerships at Magnum Photos
  • The group portfolio reviews are open to 36 participants on a first-come first-served basis.
  • The group reviews take place from 15:00 till 18:30 including breaks.
  • During the review, you will be asked to share recent work with a group of 9 fellow participants and 1 member of the Magnum Education team.
  • Your review will last 20 minutes.
  • We ask everyone to commit to attendance after registration. If you signed up but cannot join any more, please cancel your registration so we can give the spot to someone else.


14:00 – 14:10: Welcome, introduction and presentation of Magnum Learn upcoming workshops

14:10 -14:55: Inspirational lecture by Christopher Peregrin, Global Director, Partnerships at Magnum Photos

15:00 – 18:30: Group reviews with Magnum Team 

All times are London time.



Register here for the lecture (Open to everyone).

Register here for the lecture and portfolio reviews (You must be a former Magnum Learn workshop or seminar participant).

Deadline to apply for the portfolio reviews: Sunday 25 July

For questions, please contact Capella Buncher on

I loved all of your input and feedback and just the discussions of our common passion for photography.

Eric, participant of the Professional Practice: Personal project workshop


Bayryam Bayryamali is the Magnum Learn Coordinator supporting the Magnum Education Team with programming for all products and services. He originally joined Magnum as part of the New Museum trainee programme. Previously, he worked as an Event Assistant for The Mosaic Rooms responsible for the management and delivery of public programming offered by the gallery. After graduating in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, Bayryam has continued his own photography practice, as well as working with Tate Collective Young Producers and volunteering for ‘BP or not BP?’. He is also facilitating various training and workshops in collaboration with Sofia Platform in Bulgaria that explores the collapse of communism and its consequences.

Shannon Ghannam is the Global Education Director at Magnum Photos, responsible for the celebrated agency’s educational programming globally, including the recently launched online learning platform Magnum Learn Shannon sits on the Senior Management team at Magnum and is also responsible for Learning and Development within the organisation. Previously she managed Content Strategy and Development at Reuters, working to showcase on multiple platforms the agency’s multimedia content. Shannon has collaborated on numerous photographic books, international exhibitions and multimedia projects including the Emmy award winning photojournalism app Reuters The Wider Image. Shannon has worked in various roles during a 20 year career including Screen Labs, Night Contact photography and multimedia festival, Australian Associated Press (AAP), The Australian Photojournalist Journal, The National Archives of Australia as well as developing a year long collaborative portraiture project with refugee communities for the Australian Red Cross. She studied at the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia where she graduated with First Class Honours in Photography.

Sonia Jeunet is the Education Manager at Magnum Photos where she oversees the organisation of photography workshops. Since joining Magnum in May 2018, she has produced more than 15 workshops in the UK and abroad. She has worked with leading industry professionals and institutions and has engaged with more than 300 emerging photographers. Together with Johanna Lacey at Create Jobs, she has designed and successfully delivered the Creativity Works course for the past two years. Sonia has more than 12 years’ experience working in the photography industry. Prior to Magnum, she worked as photo editor and creative producer for Panos Pictures (London) and NOOR (Amsterdam).

Christopher Peregrin recently joined Magnum Photos as the agency's Global Director of Partnerships, heading up the teams responsible for Magnum's global assignments, commissions and partnerships, leading on strategy as well as business development. Prior to joining the Magnum team, Christopher worked at the creative agency, Laird + Partners, where he oversaw print and video production for global campaigns including Tommy Hilfiger and Topshop. He started his career at in Annie Leibovitz's studio, before holding senior roles at both US Harper’s BAZAAR and Ralph Lauren.

Amber Terranova is an experienced NY-based photo director, educator and visual producer. She is currently a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts and the Education Director, Americas with Magnum Photos Education. Amber has extensive marketing, photo directing, commissioning and consultancy experience for multiple major brands and publications around the world. She has worked as a photo editor at New York, Outside, Photo District News, The New Yorker and People. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, Norway. Amber is committed to photography education and to helping photographers realize their creative and career potential. She has taught photography workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and has been a guest lecturer at several institutions. In addition, she has judged a number of international photo competitions. Amber is an advisory council board member for CENTER, a non-profit that honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.

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