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Magnum Workshops in Sydney in partnership with ACP

March 1, 2018
<b>Develop your photographic practice with one of two visiting Magnum photographers</b>

For the first time in over five years, Magnum Photos is proud to announce an exclusive workshop in Australia. Offered in partnership with the <a href='' target='_blank'>Australian Centre of Photography</a> in Sydney, Magnum photographers Olivia Arthur and Bieke Depoorter will guide a group of participants through a 5-day programme focused on developing personal story ideas and refining practical knowledge.

Known for their in-depth and intimate storytelling approaches, both photographers will share their experience and advice in order for participants to advance their own practice personally and professionally in one of the most remarkable cities in the world.

The format of each workshop is centered around small groups of no more than 14 participants, ensuring an intimate and supportive atmosphere. Through an intensive schedule involving shooting, group critiques, editing sessions and lectures, participants will have a unique experience with like minded peers and industry leading photographers.

Both photographers have wide ranging experience working in various environments utilizing a variety of visual languages and approaches. If you are looking for inspiration or advice around the editorial market, the gallery scene or book publishing, both Arthur and Depoorter are well placed to offer their support. There will also be some joint sessions between the two groups during the week.

Participants will work towards a final public projection of their new body of work and group celebration of the amazing week that was!

<b>5-Day Workshop with Olivia Arthur</b>

Through class discussions around photography’s ability to represent and connect audiences, participants will develop their practice via focused individual and group feedback sessions in order to define their own photographic style.

Each participant will work on a story during the workshop that they will be able to continually revisit and refine. Projects may be ongoing or started fresh, with the overall goal for the week to challenge student’s abilities in order to reach new levels and create innovative and engaging work.

Through Arthur’s previous work and in particular recent projects including ‘Children of Europe’ and ‘Hull, Portrait of a City’ which heavily focused on communities and portraiture, students who wish to embed themselves within a particular group or district in Sydney would benefit from Arthur’s experienced guidance and feedback.

<a href='' target='_blank'>Apply here for the workshop with Olivia Arthur</a>

<b>5-Day Workshop with Bieke Depoorter</b>

Over the five days, participants will take initial ideas or leads and develop them into tight cohesive bodies of work. With emphasis on building genuine connections in short timeframes and developing a distinctive visual language, participants will push their own boundaries to create new and important work. Through shooting tasks, reviews and editing sessions, Depoorter will encourage participants to engage with their subjects and push personal limits by emphasizing the importance of participation and collaboration.

For participants interested in exploring the relationship between photographer and subject, as well as establishing personal, authentic and ongoing visual dialogue, Depoorter will help guide projects to develop work that is relevant and meaningful. Drawing on her own experience travelling through Russia and USA engaging with strangers, to her most recent LiveLab work ‘Night Walk with Agata’ which was created in Paris, in a similar time frame as this workshop.

<a href='' target='_blank'>Apply here for the workshop with Olivia Arthur</a>

About the ACP

The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) is the leading national organisation dedicated to photography and new media. The ACP provides exhibition, education and community programs to engage audiences in a dynamic conversation about the role photography plays in visual culture.

As one of the longest running contemporary art spaces, founded in 1973, the ACP has been a creative force in the cultural life of Australia for over 40 years. Head-quartered in Sydney, the ACP fosters partnerships to present innovative programs, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Early Bird Fee – $1,650 AUD (inclusive of GST)
Normal Fee – $1,800 AUD (inclusive of GST)

*Travel, Accommodation and other expenses are not included in price.

Workshops will be held at the Australian Centre for Photography based in Sydney.

Policies and T&Cs

- Full fess must be paid on application
- Magnum reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 7 participants. Students will be given a full refund.
- In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 2 weeks notice.
- Magnum reserves the right to change or alter the programme advertised if needed.
- Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is cancelled. We recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.
- Refunds to applications who wish to cancel their place on the workshop can only be given up to 21 days in advance of the date of the workshop commencement After this point – refunds can not be issued.
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