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Magnum Professional Practice
March 25, 2015
Magnum Photos are delighted to announce an incredible new training opportunity for early career photographers. Magnum’s Professional Practice will bring a weekend of exclusive seminars and portfolio reviews, featuring experts from across the photographic industry, to London on April 25 – 26. The workshop will be held at Magnum’s Print Room.

Conceived as a response to the constantly changing nature of the photography market, Professional Practice is a two- day masterclass which delivers practical guidance on the business of photography. The weekend is a unique opportunity to begin establishing a network of both peers and industry contacts, and to identify realistic routes into employment.

Through a diverse series of lectures presented by the UK’s leading visual arts experts, Professional Practice highlights paid opportunities from a wide variety of sectors including advertising & corporate, editorial, gallery, museum, publishing, and rights management.

Speakers include: Jonathan Bell (Editorial Representative, Magnum Photos), Bruno Ceschel (Founder, Self Publish, Be Happy), Chris Littlewood (Photography Director, Flowers Gallery), Sophie Chapman-Andrews (Head of Art Buying, McCann Erickson).

A second day focusing on Portfolio Reviews will provide photographers with an opportunity to have an honest and constructive critique of their work, by two of our industry specialists. In their professional capacities, our experts routinely work with photographers; commissioning, selecting, editing and purchasing images and are perfectly placed to provide impartial feedback.

The masterclass will take place at the Magnum Print Room, 63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS, on the weekend of 25 and 26 April. Both days begin at 9.30am and end at 6pm. Participants will be required to attend both sessions.

Tuition fees: £200, and includes lunch on both days. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

Apply here

For more details or if you have any questions or problems, please contact Emily Graham: emily.graham@magnumphotos.com

Speakers biographies:

Bruno Ceschel – Founder, Self Publish, Be Happy; independent writer & curator; lecturer at University of the Arts London

Bruno Ceschel is a writer, curator and lecturer at the University of the Arts London. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation that supports and promotes the work of emerging photographers. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including The Photographer’s Gallery, ICA, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others. Ceschel is also the Director of SPBH Editions, which has most recently published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Lucas Blalock, Mariah Robertson, Gareth McConnell and Lorenzo Vitturi. Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications such as FOAM, The British Journal of Photography and Aperture Magazine and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture, Ojo de Pez and The PhotoBook Review. He is currently working working on a book titled Self Publish, Be Happy that will be published by Aperture Foundation in September 2015.

Jonathan Bell – Editorial Representative, Magnum Photos

Jonathan Bell studied media production at the University of Lincoln, specialising in photography. After graduation he worked at eyevine photo agency as a picture researcher and sales person for stock and assignments, gaining vital industry experience. As Editorial Representative at Magnum Photos Jonathan is responsible for the development, production and sale of photographers projects, key account management and contract negotiation. Jonathan has a huge passion for images, new media and the photography industry.

Chris Littlewood - Photography Director, Flowers Gallery, London

Chris Littlewood is a curator and writer based in London, he works as the Photography Director at Flowers Gallery. Now representing over ten established photographers, the programme at Flowers is most recognised for its engagement with important socio-cultural and environmental themes. Through a dedicated photography space established by Littlewood in 2008, Flowers also works with a number of invited artists and curators across a range of contemporary photographic practices. Chris has lectured and tutored at UK and international universities and institutions including London College of Communication, Architectural Association, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm and National Museum, Cardiff. Recent published writings include articles for Hotshoe Magazine and 1000 Words.

Sophie Chapman-Andrews - Head of Art Buying, McCann Erickson

Having spent 15 years in the fashion and advertising industries in London, Sophie Chapman-Andrews has worked on brands ranging from Sony, L’Oreal, Harrods, P&G, Nestle, MasterCard, Coca Cola, London Olympics 2012 (LOCOG), American Airlines & Barclays amongst others. Her specialism is photography and illustration so has unparalleled experience of working with some of the world’s greatest practitioners in those fields like Miles Aldridge, Jeff Mermelstein, Noma Bar, Peter Marlow, Robert Wyatt, Finlay McKay, Cedric Buchet, Rankin and Vincent Peters. After graduating from UCL (French & German joint hons), Sophie spent some time helping to establish The Industry, a fashion artist management agency representing some of the most prolific stylists and hair & make-up artists in London. She then began her advertising career at Saatchi & Saatchi before moving on to boutique ground-breaking agency St Luke’s before being invited to join McCann to head up art buying. In recent years Sophie has judged on D&AD panels, mentored young photographers on the YPA programme and curated Think Print featuring Stefan Sagmeister and David Shrigley and Untapped featuring work by agency staff.

FEES AND POLICIES

- All fees must be paid on application.
- Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 20 participants. Students will be given either a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 3 weeks advance notice.
- Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.
- For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.