Learn with Magnum Photos
Magnum Photos provides photographers at different stages in their careers with truly unique educational and professional development opportunities. Magnum Photos is committed to making quality education accessible and affordable to the next generation of visual storytellers from across the globe.
Learn all the skills you possibly can—filmmaking, sound, writing, finance, marketing, painting, installation. Read, think, be curious and just keep making your own work! Don’t always listen to advice—no two practitioners’ paths are the same!
In our third on-demand course, Depoorter delves into her philosophy on working with people — one that is rooted in the idea of being “a person first, photographer second” — while also exploring the complexities that come with this approach. Through a curriculum of 17 lessons, Depoorter shares how she builds trust with her subjects in a short space of time, allowing her to create intimate portraits of near-strangers. Drawing on her main bodies of work, she explores the benefits and complexities of photographic relationships.
Online Portfolio Reviews
Through multiple interactive online sessions, this mentorship will help you to identify next steps in the production process of a long term or personal project. Magnum photographers will guide their mentees on all aspects of the creative process: from concept development, and editing and sequencing, to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that you’re passionate about, to practical advice on photographing in the field.
Professional Practice Weekends Series
A series of online photography workshops, each organised over two weekends and whose focus is on demystifying the business of the industry, establishing a professional network of industry contacts, understanding the requirements of the market and identifying realistic routes into photographic employment.
Learn at your own pace
Learn through the lenses of Magnum Photos' members. Discover our growing catalogue of on-demand courses. The Art of Street Photography brings together seven Magnum photographers who share their best advice on making work in the streets, while Alec Soth leads an in-depth course on photographic storytelling and Bieke Depoorter offers insights into building trust with your subjects, and her unique approach to collaborative portraiture.
Magnum Photos is committed to fostering better access to opportunities within our own organization and the wider photographic industry. Over the past five years we have provided free educational offerings for over 1,200 emerging photographers.
We offer scholarships opportunities for many activities across our educational program, ranging from workshops and seminars, to portfolio reviews and our professional practice series.