The Photography Foundation and Magnum Photos are pleased to announce a two-day workshop from June 20-21, 2023 with Magnum photographers Gregory Halpern, Myriam Boulos, Zied Ben Romdhane and Sohrab Hura. This workshop is made possible thanks to the support of Design District and Wex Photo Video. Sign up here.

Magnum Photos has developed a special program for image-based practitioners in London in order to help them develop their practice, focusing on providing sessions that offer feedback and practical tips on the foundations of the photography market. Join Magnum photographers for a series of lectures on documentary storytelling, one-to-one portfolio reviews and surgery sessions. 

Sonia Jeunet, Education Director and Bayryam Bayryamali, Education Manager at Magnum Photos will be hosting informal sessions titled Magnum Cafe each afternoon on demystifying the business of the photography industry and identifying realistic routes into photographic employment.

Why should I join?

Portfolio reviews are a great opportunity to network and gain professional insight into an ongoing or finished project, whether new or from the archives. They are a perfect opportunity to receive guidance on your ideas and approach, discuss editing and sequencing, and identify your next steps toward figuring out your photographic vision. Reviews leave participants with a fresh perspective and renewed motivation.

Lectures delivered by Magnum photographers encompass subjects ranging from their personal work to their journeys into photography. Attendance of the talks is a thought-provoking and inspiring chance to learn from world-renowned image makers. 

This workshop is open to photographers at all stages of their career.

How does it work?

During the morning sessions, two Magnum photographers will present their practice and bodies of work across the years. You will participate in a series of in-depth lectures about the core of documentary photography. 

In the afternoon session, each participant will take part in two meetings of 20 minutes each, conducted one-to-one with a preferred Magnum photographer. During these consultations, the speakers will provide you with honest and constructive feedback on your existing work.

Magnum Cafe: Sonia Jeunet and Bayryam Bayryamali will lead afternoon workshops on ethics, copyright, contracts, how to improve a website, how to negotiate prices, how to prepare a pitch, how to look for fundings, and much more.


June 20, 2023

10:00–13:00: Presentation from Zied Ben Romdhane and Sohrab Hura

14:00–18:00: One-to-one reviews with Magnum photographers – on appointment / Magnum Cafe with Sonia Jeunet and Bayryam Bayryamali

June 21, 2023

10:00–13:00: Presentation from Myriam Boulos and Gregory Halpern 

14:00–18:00: One-to-one reviews with Magnum photographers – on appointment / Magnum Cafe with Sonia Jeunet and Bayryam Bayryamali


£420.00 (incl. VAT). Terms and Conditions apply.

Book here


Magnum Photos is happy to sponsor four scholarships for The Photography Foundation (TPF) alumni to attend the workshop and an extra five alumni to attend the morning lectures. Magnum Photos is also happy to provide codes to access our online courses from our current catalog to TPF.


Myriam Boulos was born in 1992 in Lebanon. At the age of 16 she started to use her camera to question Beirut, its people, and her place among them. She graduated with a master degree in photography from L’Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in 2015. Myriam took part in both national and international collective exhibitions, including “Infinite identities” (Amsterdam), 3ème biennale des photographes du monde arabe (Paris), and “C’est Beyrouth” (Paris). Today she uses photography to explore, defy and resist society. In 2021 she was awarded the Grand prix ISEM and she joined Magnum.

Sohrab Hura’s vivid, sometimes surreal photography explores his position with the world that he exists in. Though Hura initially worked through the prism of social documentary, he soon turned his strong vision inward, creating visual journals of his life and personal relationships as a means to “find his own logic”. Hura was born on 17th October 1981 in a small town called Chinsurah in West Bengal, India. He grew up with many varied career ambitions but eventually settled on photography, after completing his Masters in Economics at the Delhi School of Economics.

Zied Ben Romdhane (b. 1981, Tunisia) started his career as a commercial photographer. In 2011 he switched to documentary photography and photojournalism. His work has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post. His recent exhibitions include Views of Tunisia (Arles 2013), After the Revolution (White Box, NY 2013), and Zones d’Attente (Clark House, Bombay 2013), kushti (Maison de la Tunisie, Paris 2013), Fotofest Biennial in Houston Center for Photography (Houston , USA 2014), Sahel (1×1 Gallery, Dubai 2014), Trace (MUCEM, Marseille 2015) , Afrotopia African biennale of photography (Bamako , Mali 2017), and the Biennale of the photographs of the contemporary Arab world (France , Paris 2017). Romdhane published his first book West of Life in 2018 with Red Hook Editions. Prizes and awards include, selection for the Prize 6X6 Global Talent Program 2018 with World Press Photo Foundation, participant of Joop swart masterclass with World Press Photo, winner of the POPCAP award (Africa Image, Basel, 2015). He is the Director of Photography of  Fallega (2011), a documentary film about the Arab Spring in Tunisia. Ben Romdhane was a participant in World Press Photo’s 2013 Reporting Change initiative, member of the collective “Rawiya” and “Native”. Zied Ben Romdhane joined Magnum as a nominee in 2019.

Gregory Halpern is known for his intuitively rich colour photography that draws attention to harsh social realities as well as the unerring strangeness of everyday life. His work is rooted in both the real and the sublime and this approach has lead him to photograph life in post-industrial towns of the American Rust Belt, the people and places of Los Angeles and the uniquely unifying experience of a total solar eclipse. “What’s interesting to me about the world is its chaos and contradictions, the way opposites can be so beautiful in relation to each other,” says Halpern of his practice. Though Halpern says he is primarily motivated by the desire to “create” rather than “document”, his work is powerfully affecting. A study of working conditions for janitorial staff at Harvard, created while he was a student there, resulted in a successful bid for the minimum wage and was published as a book, Harvard Works Because We Do (2003). While his images of life in post-industrial towns of the American Rust Belt were published to critical acclaim in A (2011), and show resilience in the face of harsh social and economic realities. Selected clients include The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, M Le Monde, Bloomberg Businessweek, Sports Illustrated and VICE.


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