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Hone your documentary photography skills with Magnum Photos

  • Blackpool, England, 1982. Image © Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos

    Blackpool, England, 1982. Image © Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos

  • Outside Divis Flats, West Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1978. Image © Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos

    Outside Divis Flats, West Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1978. Image © Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum Photos

  • The largest pool in Sao Paulo, Brazil, draws working class Paulistanos - but not the cities affluent population. "You would never see a rich person here" says a city resident. Terrified of crime, the wealthy live in walled, gated enclaves protected by armed guards, 2002. Image © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

    The largest pool in Sao Paulo, Brazil, draws working class Paulistanos - but not the cities affluent population. "You would never see a rich person here" says a city resident. Terrified of crime, the wealthy live in walled, gated enclaves protected by armed guards, 2002. Image © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

  • Moss Side Estate, Manchester, England, 1986. Image © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

    Moss Side Estate, Manchester, England, 1986. Image © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

  • Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, 1989 Image © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

    Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China, 1989 Image © Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos and LCC invite documentary photographers to take part in a three-week course during August

Photography agency Magnum Photos has partnered with London College of Communication to present a three-week course specialising in documentary photography.

The course, which runs from 01 to 21 August in Elephant & Castle in south London, will be led by Magnum photographers Chris Steele-Perkins and Stuart Franklin.

Focusing on the theme, A Sense of Place, photographers will learn about the conveyance of a narrative in relation to geography, identity and culture.

The course includes tuition and technical guidance from the course leaders, lectures, daily assignments on location in London, advice on book design, sequencing and editing, and individual and group critique sessions.

Daily classes are complimented by evening lectures given by Magnum photographers and LCC staff.

Participants will also spend a weekend at the Magnum Print Room, networking and learning the mechanics of the photography business.

At the end of the three weeks, participants will take part in a graduation party where they will digitally showcase their work to an audience of industry professionals and members of the public.

The course aims to give participants an insight into the history of documentary photography, to encourage them to engage in critical debates in and around aspects of contemporary photographic practice, and to continue to develop essential skills in writing, editing and making work for different audiences.

For more information and to book a place, click here

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