02 December 2015
02 December 2015 - Written by Giuseppe Oliverio
Magnum Photos and British Journal of Photography have joined forces to offer an innovative series of professional development workshops.
Led by Magnum photographers and leading names in the industry, the program is aimed at early and mid-career photographers. The two days photographic masterclasses will focus on the business of editing, how to establish a professional network, understanding the requirements of the market, and identifying realistic employment opportunities.
On the first day, key speakers will present a number of lectures on specific areas of the industry, providing participants with some insider tips and practical advice on how to be successful in their dedicated area of expertise. A second day of portfolio reviews run by photography specialists will provide the workshop members with honest and constructive critiques of their existing work.
Each workshop is open to 40 applicants, and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Workshops will be held at the Magnum Print Room, 63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS
Editorial photography: how to succeed in the editorial market
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th, February 2016
Learn from leading figures about portfolio building, winning commissions, approaching editors, building and editing your story, information and captions, syndication, pricing, rights, and contracts. Speakers include: Jonas Bendikson (Magnum Photographer), Hamish Crooks (Global Licensing Director, Magnum Photos), Emma Bowkett (Director of Photography, FT Magazine)
Photography and the art market: how to get an exhibition and sell your work
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th, March 2016
Speakers from commercial galleries and national art institutions will talk to participants about approaching galleries and exhibiting work, print sales and editioning, exhibition licensing and design, national collections and programming across national institutions.
Funding and marketing: exploring new models of funding and marketing your work
Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st, May 2016
Editors, publishers, agencies, and producers will share ideas and innovative approaches to the creation and dissemination of photographic projects, looking at crowd funding and pre-selling, digital strategies, commercial collaborations, and multimedia.
Publishing and photo books: how to edit and publish your work
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th, June 2016
Learn from the best publishers and photobook producers about the publishing market: covering how to approach publishers, modes of production, design, editing, and budgets.
The price per workshop is £275, or £825 for all four workshops. This offer is only available for a limited time. For further details, and to book a place visit: www.magnum-bjp.com