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 as well as a curator and a book publisher (all official speakers to be confirmed closer to the date).

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)

The 2-day workshop includes:

  • A presentation and lecture by Jérôme Sessini, a Magnum Photographer 
  • Presentations by 3 industry experts about their area of expertise
  • A presentation and lecture by La SAIF about copyrights 
  • Group Portfolio Reviews
  • Informal talks with photographers and speakers 
  • A private visit of the current exhibition 
  • Afterwork at the Consulat (Saturday, November 5) 

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.


Saturday November 5, 6 PM – Monday November 7, 5.30  

Saturday November 5, 6 PM
Presentation of the program and the Magnum coordinators at the Magnum gallery. Welcome drink at the Consulate (Paris, 11th arrondissement)

Sunday November 6  

9.30 AM: Participants arrive

10.00 – 11.30: How to get your work published: talk and Q&A with a Photo Editor

11:30 – 11.45 AM: Coffee break

11.45 – 1.15 PM: How to develop your personal project: talk and Q&A with a Curator

1.15 PM: Lunch (not provided)

2.15 – 3.45 PM: Working with a Publisher: talk and Q&A with a photobook Publisher

3.45 – 4 PM: Coffee break

4 – 5.30 PM: Inspirational presentation by Jérôme Sessini followed by Q&A

5.30 – 6 PM: Closing Q&A

Monday November 7

8.45 AM: Participant arrive

9 AM: Lecture by SAIF about image rights

10 AM: Group Portfolio Reviews

1 PM: Lunch (not provided)

2 PM: Group Portfolio Reviews

5 – 5.30 PM: Closing Q&A

Moderated by Sonia Jeunet, Education Director and Sofia Abechir, Cultural and Education Assistant, Magnum Photos.

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.

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