All posts tagged: Magnum Workshop

BJP & Magnum Photos present four new Professional Practice Workshops

With an ever-changing arts market and increasingly competitive photography network, there has never been a time more important to know how to market, sell and distribute your work. A fresh programme of workshops led by industry professionals and Magnum photographers taking place over the coming months, will provide an invaluable insight into the dos and don’ts of the photography market, and present highly valuable training opportunities for photographers at any stage in their career. There will be four workshops each lasting two days, with the first starting on 19 November. Each will address a different aspect of the business, including how to establish a professional network of industry contacts, how to understand the requirements of the market and what the realistic routes into photographic employment are. A selection of carefully curated lectures from speakers addressing specific areas of the photographic industry, sharing practical advice on how to succeed in their particular area,  will take the lead in activities for the first day. On the second day, photographers will have the chance to present their portfolios and get honest …

2017-11-06T15:20:59+00:00

From the experts: how to exhibit and sell your work

Our March workshop explores photography and the art market, where participants will learn about approaching galleries and exhibiting work, print sales and editioning, exhibition licensing and design, national collections and programming across national institutions. Speakers include: Max Pinckers (Magnum photographer), Shoair Mavlian (Assistant Curator, Tate Modern), Chris Littlewood (Photography Director, Flowers Gallery), and Sophie Wright (Global Cultural Director, Magnum Photos). For emerging photographers, entering the art market can be a daunting prospect – creating relationships with galleries, learning the best ways to exhibit your work and finding out how to sell your images are all crucial. At our upcoming workshop, speakers such as Tate’s Shoair Mavlian will help photographers learn more about all aspects of a detailed process. “often it is the quieter works which pull you in and take you on a journey that are most memorable. A great exhibition gets all the key things right: concept, selection of images, printing, installation etc.,” says Mavlian. “There are so many things to think about and it is the small details that make something stand out.” For …

2016-03-21T13:42:49+00:00

Learn how to break into editorial photography from the experts

British Journal of Photography have teamed up with Magnum Photos to offer a brand new programme of professional development workshops in 2016. Led by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the programme presents incredible training opportunities for early & mid-career photographers. Our first workshop focuses on editorial photography, where attendees will hear detailed, vital aspects of the processes photographers go through with publications. Learn from leading commissioners and a Magnum photographer about portfolio building, winning commissions, approaching editors, building and editing your story, information and captions, syndication and licensing, pricing, rights, contracts. Each tutors will give behind-the-scenes information on their area of expertise. Group portfolio reviews on the second day will review your work in relation to the editorial market, encouraging students to develop skills in building, editing and pitching their story. The tutors are: Jonas Bendiksen – Magnum photographer The acclaimed Norwegian photojournalist began his photographic career in Magnum Photos’ London offices as a 19-year-old intern – returning eight years later as a fully fledged member of the famed agency. Bendiksen, who is based in Oslo, …

2016-01-20T14:12:14+00:00

Svetlana Shutkina: the photography novice learning from Magnum experts

Earlier this year, Magnum Photos collaborated with The Nippon Photography Institute to hold international workshops for promising young photographers, in partnership with the BJP. The workshop were led by three leading Magnum photographers, each of whom have produced a book in Tokyo at points of their career: Bruce Gilden (Go), Jacob Aue Sobol (I, Tokyo), and Gueorgui Pinkhassov (Sightwalk). Russian amateur photographer Svetlana Shutkina was selected from the attendees for the Fuji Camera Award, winning a Fujifilm X100T camera . Pinkhassov, whose 1996 series collected stolen moments of everyday Tokyo life, said that selecting a winner was a tough task, but Shutkina’s work and unique story was too good to ignore. “Svetlana’s case is a special one,” he says, “[as] a native of Chabarovsk she resides in Tokyo. Initially Svetlana hesitated to join because she could not speak English and was a complete novice in photography… [but] the more professional a photographer, the less flexible she/he is.” For Pinkhassov, a Magnum member since 1991, the secret lies in “letting go and letting an image come …

2015-08-25T11:33:46+00:00

Naoto Akimoto lived in a homeless shelter in poverty stricken Japan

Naoto Akimoto is featured as part of a BJP partnership with Magnum Photos after he came top-of-the-class in a Tokyo workshop with Bruce Gilden. Gilden hosted one of three workshops in collaboration with The Nippon Photography Institute in Shibuya, Tokyo. costing 150,000 yen (£843.71) for each participant, where he provided mentoring to develop students’ storytelling through daily shoots; with the aim of gathering a project by the end of the week. Gilden selected the final portfolio of Akimoto as the best – he won a Fujifilm camera, the Fuji X100T. “Initially Naoto showed me quite pedestrian documentary photographs that I think he took at a homeless shelter in Yokohama,” says Gilden. “I told him that I thought he had to get much closer. When he showed up two days later with new images from the same place, the class and I were astounded. “He had done a masterful job: he was much closer and had exposed the men’s souls. This, combined with his hard work and dedication – he was spending all night at the shelter – make quite …

2015-05-01T16:53:46+00:00

More from the Magnum Showcase

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established professionals. In May 2014, Magnum ran a workshop in Reggio Emilia, Italy, led by three of its photographers: Abbas, Jonas Bendiksen and Patrick Zachmann, who each chose a participant to be featured in British Journal of Photography. [bjp_ad_slot] More than 45 photographers took part in the workshop, which offered the opportunity to explore the city photographically over a three-day period. Their work was shown as part of Fotografia Europea festival. Here, we showcase a selection of images from the three selected photographers, who also share their experiences of working with their mentors. Allan Kliger was chosen by Abbas for his photo essay, which focuses on the immigrant population in Reggio Emilia, a city that has “become a …

2014-10-23T18:13:41+00:00

Emerging talent in the Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase [updated]

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established professionals. In May and June, Magnum ran workshops in Budapest, with photographers Chris Steele-Perkins and Ian Berry, and in Copenhagen, with Olivia Arthur and Jacob Aue Sobol, who each chose a participant to be featured in British Journal of Photography. Here we showcase a selection of images from the four selected photographers, who also share their experiences of working with their mentors. [bjp_ad_slot] Karina Tengberg Karina Tengberg took part in the Copenhagen workshop and was selected by Jacob Aue Sobol. Family is about the people who are closest to her, she says – her own family – but the series is also about everyday life – “taking a bath, dancing around the …

2014-08-28T12:12:32+00:00

Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Luiz Paulo Furia

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. [bjp_ad_slot] Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established professionals. Recently, Magnum photographer Abbas hosted a workshop in São Paulo, Brazil. At the end of the event, he selected Luiz Paulo Furia’s portfolio to be featured in British Journal of Photography. “On the first day of my workshop, when students present a previous folio, we all marvelled at the photos Luis presented of his daughter: the love and the complicity between them were expressed in elegant compositions,” says Abbas. “He said he never took any photos besides her. I was excited at the prospect of Luis’ shoot for the workshop, but unfortunately he was caught in urgent personal matters and could not attend the workshop except on the last …

2014-05-30T15:34:45+00:00

Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Takamoto Yamauchi

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. [bjp_ad_slot] Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established photographers. Recently, Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol hosted a workshop in Japan. At the end of the event, he selected Takamoto Yamauchi’s portfolio to be featured in British Journal of Photography. “When I look at Taka’s images from the workshop in Tokyo, I feel at home,” says the Magnum photographer. “Not because his work reminds me of my own, but because he leaves space for me as a viewer to use his images as a mirror. They do not dictate how I should feel or think, instead they ask questions and challenge me to look at myself – to use them as a reflection of my own world. Taka’s approach is irrational, naïve and playful. …

2014-05-30T15:35:22+00:00

Magnum Photos Workshop Showcase: Kiên Hoàng Lê

Last year, Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography announced a special partnership around education that sees the world’s longest-running photography magazine work with the participants of Magnum Photos’ international workshop programme to showcase selected portfolios online. [bjp_ad_slot] Initiated in 2007 as part of Magnum’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Magnum’s workshops provide opportunities for photographers at different stages in their careers to benefit from the vast experience of Magnum’s established photographers. Recently, Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata hosted a workshop in Japan. At the end of the event, he selected Kiên Hoàng Lê’s portfolio to be featured in British Journal of Photography. We speak to Kiên Hoàng Lê about his work. BJP: What is your story about? Why did you choose this particular subject and how did you go about shooting it? Kiên Hoàng Lê: I had been travelling in Japan for about five months before I attended the workshop with Antoine. For my last month in Japan, I decided to rent a room in Tokyo and get a proper feeling for the city. I had been there before, …

2014-05-30T15:43:04+00:00

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