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!
Hear from grant-makers and funders about every aspect of winning grant applications in this intensive 4-day seminar moderated by Holly Hughes, independent editor, writer and grant consultant. Aimed at both experienced photographers researching new funding opportunities and emerging artists seeking seed money, this webinar provides practical insights on pitching and collaborating with grant-makers today.
Online Portfolio Reviews
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.
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.
Long Term Mentorship
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 are you already editing a project with a view to making it into a book? 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 Alessandra Sanguinetti and Gregory Halpern, along with your peers, over the course of seven months.
Learn at your own pace
Learn through the lenses of Magnum Photos' members. Discover our new course, led by world-renowned visual storyteller Alec Soth. Follow Soth as he navigates a range of different photographic scenarios, initiated by a random act - a dart thrown at a map.
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.