June 20 – 22, 2011, Paris, France
Magnum Days Masterclass
During the Magnum Masterclass in Paris, students will participate in an intimate 3 days shooting masterclass with their choice of one Magnum Photographers: Antoine d’Agata, Chien-Chi Chang, Bruce Gilden and Eli Reed.
In addition to the dynamic within each class, there will also be ample informal time for cross pollination of viewpoints and commentary with the other teachers as well as the other students.
Each Magnum photographer will lead intimate groups of ten individuals through an intensive program of shooting, daily reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers.
Candidates will spend the three days alongside their selected photographer developing visual language, photographic identity, practical, technical and conceptual skills and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace.
Prior to the masterclasses, each accepted applicant will be sent specific directives from their selected masterclass leader.
The Magnum masterclasses is aimed at photographers who are dedicated to pushing their own personal photographic boundaries. This includes both professional and amateur photographers, but requires participants to arrive ready to work and to take their photography to a new level. Students are required to submit samples of their work for review before being accepted.
The first deadline for acceptance is June 10th, and qualified applicants will be selected through a combination of the merit of their work and their personal statement, and the order of their application’s receipt. All applications received after June 10th will be reviewed, space permitting.
Due to the fast pace of the week, participants are expected to arrive prepared to produce and edit their projects digitally. Students must bring their own digital cameras. For those students who would like to shoot film, they may do so but must have all film developed at their own cost and meet all required deadlines. Workshops that do not fill up are subject to cancellation, in the event that the workshop you have selected is cancelled we will make every effort to place you in an alternate group or you will be refunded 100% of your application and workshop fees.