Are you about to embark on a personal photographic project and would like to review your ideas and approach with an expert? Do you have a long term project that you need help editing and sequencing? Are you a mid-career photographer struggling to figure out your photographic vision or where you are going next with your career?

This online portfolio review will help photographers identify their next step — from finding your photographic voice, to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that you’re passionate about, to practical advice on getting your work seen by the right people.

Each Magnum photographer will see 10 photographers only during this two-day event. Places will be allocated based on your application. Applications are free. The deadline for applications is September 16th. Applicants will receive an answer to their application by September 17th, 2020. The price of the online portfolio review is $350 (incl. tax) to be paid on acceptance of the application. The offer includes a “Preparing for a Portfolio Review” presentation, a 60 minutes one-to-one online portfolio review. We will do our best to accommodate your timezone and schedule.

This 60-minute online portfolio review offers:

  • Guidance on technical, ethical, theoretical and aesthetic issues
  • Ideas Development
  • Editing and Sequencing
  • Workflow
  • Output and presentation
  • Professional Practice
  • Online Networking

“I’m seeking the individual vision that photographers may bring to the table within the images that they have chosen to present. I will work with participants to help bring their ideas into the light of day. It is a finely -tuned skill that often eludes hard-working photographers who care deeply about the images they create. The photographers I want to speak with have a deep-seated feeling that they have something in their work that is special.

They are dedicated to following their spark of originality, and understanding that this matters. Each photographer carries within themselves a potential for visual freedom. The challenge is the struggle against excessive self-criticism when attempting to create the images that they view inside their heads. Looking into their work with a mentor will often reveal the path that they seek. That pathway will take them there, into the core of their visual potential and into their hearts.” – Eli Reed



About your reviewer

Eli Reed was born in the US and studied pictorial illustration at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, graduating in 1969. In 1982 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. At Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, he studied political science, urban affairs, and the prospects for peace in Central America.Reed began photographing as a freelancer in 1970. His work from El Salvador, Guatemala and other Central American countries attracted the attention of Magnum in 1982. He was nominated to the agency the following summer, and became a full member in 1988.

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