The workshop will be held in French only.

French version here

In partnership with La SAIF, Magnum Photos is proud to introduce its professional workshop “How to develop, finance and publish a photography project” which will take place between 5-7 November, 2022. You can register here

A few days before the start of the International Art Fair, Paris Photo, join our two-day workshop led by Magnum photographer Jérôme Sessini, Marie Guillemin and Clara Chalou, artistics directors for FETART’s collective, Elise Solard, La SAIF’s legal director as well as Margaux Beaughon, Dunes Edition’s director and a book publisher and Lidwine Kervella, Photo and drawing editor for the weekly magazine Courrier International.

Designed for emerging photographers wanting to further their knowledge on how to start or strengthen a career as a professional photographer, this workshop provides an opportunity to discuss photography and the practical aspects of the job, and obtain constructive feedback within a group setting. 

The goal is to create a space for open dialogue in which all participants feel safe to ask questions and discuss practical issues with key individuals in the world of photography, which can be intimidating in other contexts.


Register here

300 € (TVA inclus)

We offer the possibility to pay in two monthly instalments. If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please register here. A first payment of 200€ will be requested at the time of registration, and a second invoice of 100€ will be sent to you by November 2nd. Deadline for the offer: 25 October 2022.


Saturday 5 November, 6 pm – Monday 7 November, 5:30 pm 

Saturday 5 November, 6 pm

Presentation of the programme and the Magnum coordinators at the Magnum Gallery.

Sunday 6 November 2022 

09:30: Arrival of participants

10:00 – 11:30: Lecture by Jérôme Sessini, Magnum photographer

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lecture by Marie Guillemin and Clara Chalou, artistic directors of the Fetart collective

1 – 2 pm: Lunch (not included in the price)

14 H – 15 H 30 : Conference by Margaux Beaughon, director of Dunes publishing house

3.45pm – 5pm: Lecture by Lidwine Kervella, photo and drawing editor at Courrier International

17 H – 17 H 30 : End of the day, questions

Monday 7 November 2022 

08:45 – 09:00: Arrival of participants and coffee

9:00 – 10:00: Lecture by Élise Solard, Legal Director of La SAIF

10:00 – 13:00: Group portfolio reading

13 H – 14 H: Lunch (not included in the price)

14 H – 17 H: Group portfolio reading

17 H – 17 H 30 : End of day, questions

Moderated by Sonia Jeunet, Director of the Education Department, and Sofia Abechir, Education Coordinator, Magnum Photos

About  La SAIF

The Société des Auteurs des arts visuels et de l’Image Fixe – SAIF – is a civil society whose mission is to defend, collect and distribute the rights of authors in the visual arts. It collects on behalf of its authors the collective rights (private copy, reprography rights, library lending rights and cable television) and also intervenes in the management of other authors’ rights (audiovisual rights, Internet rights, resale rights Internet rights, resale right, reproduction right and public performance right). presentation). It currently represents more than 8,000 authors in all the visual arts: architects, designers, photographers, draftsmen, illustrators, graphic artists, painters plastic artists, sculptors. Since its creation, the SAIF has been working to protect and defend protection and defence of copyright and maintains a permanent dialogue with broadcasters and national and national and international institutions to make the voice of authors heard; It also plays an important role in the artistic and cultural vitality in France by supporting It also plays an important role in the artistic and cultural vitality of France by supporting actions to assist the creation and dissemination of works, training for artists and the development of artistic and cultural education. and cultural education. It also provides its members with Saif Images, an online image bank image bank, which enables them to promote their works and distribute them in compliance with in compliance with rights.

Grants :

Thanks to the support of La SAIF, Magnum is pleased to invite six students from the MIMJP (Métiers du Journalisme et de la Presse) degree and École Kourtrajmé to participate in this workshop for free.

Jérôme Sessini, war photographer and member of the Magnum Photos agency since 2012, has covered numerous conflict zones such as Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Libya and Ukraine. Published in Le Monde, Paris Match, Newsweek, Stern and Wall Street Journal, his work has also been exhibited at the Visa pour l'image Festival, the Rencontres d'Arles and the Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterand. Marie Guillemin and Clara Chalou are specialists in emerging European photography and are artistic directors of the Fetart collective. Since 2005, the collective has created and organised numerous events in France and Europe, such as the Circulation(s) festival, the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e, Traversées d'Europe, Nature Future... Marie Guillemin is also the artistic advisor of the Caritas Photo Sociale Prize since its creation in 2020. Clara Chalou was the general coordinator of the collective for three years before dedicating herself to curating the project.   Elise Solard is a lawyer specialising in copyright at Saif. She manages the individual rights of Saif's member authors (authorisation, regularisation, Saif images, resale rights).   Margaux Beaughon holds a double master's degree in Cultural Mediation and Communication and has worked for several years in creative communication agencies in Paris. Passionate about creation in all its forms, she is particularly interested in the photographic image, which led her in October 2020 to create Dunes Editions, her own publishing house for photographic art books, oriented towards documentary photography. The know-how acquired in project management and production, in particular of editorial projects, combined with his appetite for the image, are the cornerstone of this professional project. After the release of Elliott Verdier's "Reaching for Dawn", elected best photo book of the year 2021 by HiP! and finalist of the Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards, Dunes' second title, "Les rochers fauves", by photographer Clément Chapillon, was published in July 2022.   Lidwine Kervella works as a photo editor for the French press (Le Monde, Sciences Humaines, Le Monde des Débats, l'Humanité). In 2003, she joined the editorial staff of Courrier International. Curious about current affairs, society and the environment, curious about new forms of photographic narratives, she has established a network of photographers around the world. She participates as a juror in grants, and is present in photography festivals in France and abroad (Visa pour l'Image, the Rencontres Internationales of photography of Arles, Foto festival of Lianzhou in China, the Meetings of Bamako, Phnom Penh Photo festival, Circulations). She also intervenes in schools, in particular around the press drawing. Within the framework of the publication Courrier international, she is particularly interested in the work of foreign photographers.

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