David Hurn addresses professional photographers at Magnum's Professional Practice workshop, held in the IdeasTap HQ in Bermondsey last October. Image courtesy Magnum Photos.
Magnum Photos has partnered with the art charity IdeasTap to launch a series of Professional Practice events, as well as the 2011 IdeasTap Photographic Award
Author: Chloe Lloyd, with Olivier Laurent
21 Apr 2011 Tags: Magnum photos
Built on the success of the first IdeasTap Photographic Award, the three-year partnership will offer "subsidised training for new photography talent through Magnum's popular educational events across the UK."
The Professional Practice events will offer "practical, technical and theoretical advice to help participants develop their own visual language and the skills required to compete in photography's changing marketplace."
The first of such events will be offered as part of the Look11 Photography Festival taking place in Liverpool in June.
Magnum and IdeasTap have also announced the call for entries for the 2011 IdeasTap Photographic Award, which will offer 12 shortlisted photographers the opportunity to receive mentoring from a Magnum photographer, "before awarding six finalists with £1,500 and two final winners a further £5,000 and the opportunity to intern with Magnum Photos in London, or create a Magnum In Motion essay in Magnum New York."
The competition is open to IdeasTap members based in the UK aged between 16 and 30. The deadline for entries is 14 June, and winners will receive mentoring from July.
For more information on how to enter, visit the IdeasTap website.
Italian photographer Pierfrancesco Celada won the inaugural IdeasTap Photographic Award, after receiving the top prize in the Photojournalism category with his project I wish I knew your name.
The multimedia project was shot in the Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka megalopolis, as well as in England, and deals with feelings of isolation. For it, Celada won a week with the Magnum In Motion team in New York, a £5000 cash prize and a four-week paid internship with Magnum Photos.
"I am extremely pleased; it has been a quite long journey since the first submission last year," says Celada. "During this time I had the chance to make my project stronger, thanks to the suggestions of Magnum photographers and photo-editors that I met during the mentoring process. I am looking forward to continue the project and to produce some new work in the months to come."
The two others finalists were Stuart Matthews and Max Downer.
For more details, visit the IdeasTap website.
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