Magnum Photos is excited to present its latest Professional Practice workshop taking place November 5–7, 2023 in Paris, France.

Join Carolyn Drake, Peter van Agtmael and William Keo alongside leading industry professionals for a 3-day event taking place days before Paris Photo.

Magnum’s Professional Practice workshops focus on demystifying the business of the industry, facilitating the creation of a professional network of industry contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying realistic routes into photographic employment.

During these 3 days, you will show your work to Magnum photographers and industry professionals, listen to presentations of their work, engage in discussions with them and your peers. 

The Magnum Cafe will give the possibility to participants to discuss in smaller groups with Magnum staff about practical topics such as how to negotiate a photoshoot (from contract to fees to delivering images), how to organize your archive, and much more. 

Invited photographers and reviewers

Carolyn Drake, Magnum Photographer

Peter van Agtmael, Magnum Photographer

William Keo, Magnum Photographer

Laurence Cornet, Picture Editor, Le Monde

Marie Guillemin, Artistic Director, Circulation(s) Festival & Fet’Art

Jordan Alves, Publisher, Atelier EXB

Laura Lafon, Director of Photography, Gaze Magazine

Clara Berbessou, Partnerships Manager, Magnum Photos

Katie Watts, Head of Research and Publications, On The Move


This workshops offers:

  • 6 presentations by Magnum photographers and industry professionals
  • A total of 3 portfolio reviews
  • Peer reviews
  • Surgery sessions covering practical aspects such as how to negotiate a contract, how to price for a commission, preparing a funding applications, organize your archive, and much more 

By the end of the workshop, participants should:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of building and editing a professional portfolio for different inputs
  • Be able to create a storytelling to pitch their projects
  • Know how to contact publishers, photo editors and curators
  • Have a better understanding of the photographic industry and engage discussions about it

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