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 to the next generation of visual storytellers from across the globe.
Even after 15 years as a working photographer the Magnum Learn programme this year has been absolutely superb and expanded my mind to new possibilities. Now living in a rural part of Australia I am even more isolated, but thanks to Magnum this year I have been able to connect on a global stage with peers and experts that wouldn’t previously had been possible.
Are you looking for mentorship on a long-term personal project? Would you benefit from regular feedback or critique from two world-renowned photographers? Do you want to understand more about book publishing or publishing your work journalistically? And are you missing support from a creative community? Find all of this and more via Magnum’s Long Term Mentorship program. Develop your personal or editorial projects with Gilles Peress and Alex Majoli, special guests from across the industry, along with your peers, over the course of six months.
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.
Across a curriculum of 21 lessons spanning more than five hours, Black speaks on his pathway into photography, teaches some of his key guiding principles to making meaningful work, often on difficult subjects, and shares insights on how he has developed significant projects focused on themes of geography, inequality, and the environment in his native region of the Central Valley in California, as well as further afield.
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.
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.