You are at a stage in photography where you would like to have professional feedback on your work and career? Are you looking to improve your projects to apply to grants, exhibit, and get published? Discuss and learn how to continue an ongoing project? Need inspiration to start a new body of work?
PHmuseum Online Education Program offers photographers from around the world, working in all fields, the opportunity to enter into a private online discussion around their work with different mentors. Our mentors are acclaimed professional photographers, curators, editors, designers and/or advisors. They bring you perspective, guidance and helpful counsel.
Select your favourite mentor with whom you can further develop your practice. Define the focus of your session and enter into a private collaboration, other than joining a photography course. Together you can refine your own sense of visual storytelling and push the development of your personal photographic vision.
A 70% of our alumni say the experience was beyond their expectations. Why don’t you try it out yourself?
© Suzan Pektas
When I enrolled with the PHmuseum mentorship programme, I had expected a session that would provoke ideas to move my work forward. The feedback I received was provided on a specific body of work, discussing each piece in detail. My experience surpassed my expectations and helped me to develop my work further.
Photo Director, Educator And Visual Producer
Amber Terranova is an experienced New York-based photo director, educator and visual producer. She is currently a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts and consulting with Magnum Photos Education. Amber has extensive marketing, photo directing, commissioning and consultancy experience for multiple major brands and publications around the world. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, Norway. Amber is committed to photography education and to helping photographers realize their creative and career potential. She has taught photography workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and has been a guest lecturer at several institutions. In addition, she has judged a number of international photo competitions. Amber is an advisory council board member for CENTER, a non-profit that honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.
Independent Curator And Photo Editor
Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. Since 2012 she is the artistic director of Cortona On The Move in Italy. She is also curator of photography for PhEST, festival of contemporary art focused on the Mediterranean. She was the director of OjodePez magazine, the bilingual documentary photography quarterly published by LaFabrica, Madrid, for 7 years. Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, as Archive Director at Magnum Photos. Back in Italy in 2001, she joined Colors magazine as photo editor. Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna worked as a freelance curator for exhibits and book projects, and a photo consultant for publications, among which 4 years at D, the weekend supplement of La Repubblica. Based in Barcelona since 2012, Arianna continues to develop photography projects at an international level, and teaches workshops, explores photo festivals, and is intrigued by amazing stories told through images. Arianna collaborates with publishing houses for special projects and is a regular participant in portfolio reviews and jury panels worldwide, as well as speaker and lecturer. She has been conducting workshops and masterclasses in various venues, festivals and photography schools in Europe.
Independent Photography Curator, Advisor And Educator
Eefje is an independent Dutch photography advisor, educator and curator based in Amsterdam (NL). She holds a MA in Educational Sciences (University of Amsterdam) and studied photography at the Institut Catalan d'Estudis Fotogràfics in Barcelona, Spain. She previously worked as a project manager and manager of the Education Department at World Press Photo between 2008 and 2016. During those years she developed, fundraised and coordinated different training projects and publications in the Middle-East, Africa and Latin America. For years, she coordinated the well-known Joop Swart Masterclass, which has brought forward many of nowadays big names in the industry of photojournalism and documentary photography. In 2017 she was the Artistic Director of Photoreporter Festival in Saint-Brieuc, France. She is Education Manager at PHmuseum since 2018 and also a founding member Transformations, as well as a founding member of the international photographers collective and agency MAPS. She has been participating in different juries and additionally nominates for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass and 6x6 Talent Program.
Federico Clavarino (1984) is an Italian photographer based between Madrid and Lisbon. After attending a Master Course in literature and creative writing at Alessandro Baricco's Scuola Holden, in 2007 he moved to Madrid where he started studying photography at BlankPaper School with Fosi Vegue. Two years later he was already working on his personal photography projects, and in 2010 he published his first short essay, La Vertigine. His first book, Ukraina Pasport, came out the following year, receiving the PhotoEspaña Honourable Mention as best book of 2011. At the same time he began working as a teacher for BlankPaper School, where he taught until 2017. In September 2014 the London-based publisher Akina Books brought out his second book, Italia o Italia. The work received good reviews from a number of critics and the original photographs were exhibited in 2015 at the International Photography Festival of Rome. In April 2016 Dalpine published his third book, The Castle, which was exhibited in various festivals (PhotoEspaña 2016, Les Rencontres d'Arles 2017) and galleries (Viasaterna in Milan, Temple in Paris) around Europe. Another of his current projects, Hereafter, received the La Caixa Foundation Fotopres grant in 2014. The work was exhibited for the first time at CaixaForum in Barcelona in February 2017 and will soon be made into a book. He currently teaches and lectures internationally, collaborating with schools, universities, institutions and festivals around Europe.
Katrin Koenning is a German photographer and photographic educator based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016 her first book, Astres Noirs, received the Australian Photobook of the Year Award and was shortlisted for both Prix Nadar and the Paris Photo/Aperture First Book Award. Katrin regularly exhibits in Australian and international solo and group exhibitions. She is a former editor of the Australian PhotoJournalist Magazine, and her images are published widely in places such as The New Yorker, ASX, The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and many others. Katrin regularly teaches intensive conceptual and narrative-based workshops in photographic practice and thinking, working closely with institutions and festivals such as Angkor Photo Festival (Siem Reap, Cambodia), The Lighthouse (Calcutta, India), Photo Kathmandu (Kathmandu, Nepal), Photobook NZ, The Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne, Australia), Perth Centre for Photography and the Australian Centre for Photography among others. She has been a photographic educator since 2008, teaching documentary storytelling at the University of Queensland and Photography Studies College Melbourne. Katrin is represented by East Wing Gallery.
Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, text, video and sound. After graduating from college with a degree in Journalism and studying photography in New York; she enrolled in a 5-year artist residency at FABRICA, the Benetton Research Centre in Treviso, Italy, where she worked as a creative editor and staff photographer at COLORS magazine. Her work has been shown internationally and are held in private collections and museums, such as Musée de l’Elysée and Fotomuseum Winterthur, FRAC and MNAC. In 2016 she was awarded the Revelación Photo España Award, Fotopress Grant and Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro for her exhibition at Les Rencontres d’Arles (2016) A History of Misogyny, chapter one: On Abortion. She is the author of ""The Epilogue"", ""Thinspiration"", ""Tediousphilia"", ""Lobismuller"" and ""On Abortion"" -- published in 2017; and now she is currently developing the next chapters, On Rape Culture — recipient of the Visionary Award from Tim Hetherington trust and Mass Hysteria — current nominee of the Prix Elysée. Abril also has a background as an editor and has collaborated in the Art Direction and editing of books such “The Afronauts”, “The Heavens”, “The Hunt” or “Miserachs Barcelona”. She has been offering workshops internationally for the past 5+ years and been an staff educator at Camera Arts University (Luzern), IDEP (Barcelona), a guest teacher at SVA (New York), The New School (New York), LCC (London), McGill University (Montreal); a lecturer at RISD (Rhode Island), University of Illinois (US), CUNY (New York), and she is a current teacher guest at the school CEPV (Vevey) and EFTI (Madrid).
Lisa Barnard (1967) is a British photographic artist and educator based in Cardiff. Her photographic practice discusses real events, embracing complex and innovative visual strategies that utilise both traditional documentary techniques with more contemporary and conceptually rigorous forms of representation. Lisa connects her interest in aesthetics, current photographic debates around materiality and the existing political climate. Sean O Hagan, Guardian Review of 'Chateau Despair': “Barnard describes herself as a photographic artist, but her work seems unapologetically political. She pays homage to, and undercuts, the tropes of documentary realism”. She is a Reader in Photography and Programme leader on the MA in Documentary Photography at The University of South Wales. Lisa has two publications both with GOST, Chateau Despair and Hyenas of the Battlefield, Machines in the Garden. Her new project, The Canary and the Hammer will be published by MACK early in 2019.
Director of Photography Geo France
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.
Max Pinckers (1988) is an artist based in Brussels, Belgium. His oeuvre explores documentary modes and their inherent power structures through various visual storytelling strategies in the form of self-published artist publications and exhibition installations. His works include The Fourth Wall (2012), Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty (2014), Trophy Camera v0.9 (2017) andMargins of Excess (2018). He is currently a doctoral researcher and lecturer in the arts at the School of Arts / KASK, Ghent. He has lectured at various universities and art schools, including the Zurich University of the Arts, The University of South Wales in Newport, KABK Royal Academy of Art in Den Hague and the Capa Center in Budapest. Pinckers has been internationally awarded and has had major exhibitions at MOCAK in Poland, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States and the Centre for Fine Arts - Bozar in Belgium, among others. In 2015 he founded the independent publishing house Lyre Press and was recently among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Arts.
Our mentors are all experienced professionals with different interests and expertise. You can search on keywords to find the right match.
Once you have selected the mentor, click the Book now button to select your preferred date, time, and language and duration. We offer 60-min portfolio reviews, 4-hour consultancy sessions and 12-hour mentorship programs. You can also leave a note to share your work with the mentor and communicate your goals.
Purchase the class and check your inbox. You will receive a confirmation email with the basic info to get in touch with your mentor and the booking details. Your mentor will reach out to you to confirm the date and time of the booked session.
© Mariagrazia Beruffi
I can tell you that the role of a mentor is absolutely necessary because the photographer, at whatever level, is so emotionally involved in his work that it is really hard, if not impossible, to have an objective vision of the whole. And when you happen to meet a curator able to enter your world and show you your possible way without influencing your point of view it's really helpful. Personally, I had this chance with PHmuseum.
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