Book your 30 minute photography portfolio review with Magdalena Herrera

Director of Photography Geo France

Magdalena Herrera
  • Editing
  • Concept Development
  • Presentation
  • Pitching
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


Born in Havana to a family of artists, Magdalena Herrera left Cuba as a child to settle in Paris, where she studied fine art and art history at the Sorbonne before starting her career as a photographer and art director. She has worked in books, print and magazines, spending ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic France before joining Geo France as Director of Photography. Parallel to her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera runs workshops and seminars around the world organized by the World Press Photo Foundation including the Joop Swart Masterclass. She is a tutor in photography at the Noorderlicht Masterclass at Groningen, Holland, and at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, as well as for Fokal, the Soros foundation in Haiti. She has taught photojournalism at Sciences-Po Journalisme, Paris. Her experience and her eye for photography mean that she is regularly solicited as a Jury Member at international photography competitions. She was the chair of the 2018 World Press Photo contest.

Magdalena also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

In a 30-min session Magdalena Herrera will review your portfolio and give you a general opinion on your work with useful tips to improve and further develop it.

Magdalena also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

In this session you can present a specific body of work and receive critical feedback from Magdalena relating to concept, narrative or an edit for a story, a book or a series for exhibition. As a photo editor, Magdalena’s intervention will focus on the intellectual construction of the idea, the elaboration of the project, and the consistency of the work. Also, you can present a project that you want to realize and Magdalena can help to identify potential visual situations and different possible approaches.

Magdalena also offers a 12-hour mentorship, click here to apply.

In addition to what Magdalena can offer in a portfolio review session, during a consultancy with her, you can also work on an edit for a presentation, a grant, a book or an exhibition. Together you can work on the elaboration of the synopsis and come up with a constructive and appealing pitch, both written and oral. It could concern work that is already completed or a project in development. Magdalena’s aim is to to help the work to find its audience.

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