Magnum Photos Event
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by Chien-Chi Chang


May 10 - May 14 2014


Magnum Photos Paris

19, rue Hégésippe Moreau

Paris, 75018


On the occasion of the launch of 7 Days in Myanmar French edition at Magnum Photos in Paris, Magnum is excited to launch a new inspiring educational event – a Multimedia Workshop with Chien-Chi Chang.
It will take place from May 10th to 14th, 2014.

The 5-day intensive multimedia workshop is aimed at professionals and serious photography enthusiasts who aspire to improve their story telling to a higher ground by combining photographs, moving images and sound.

The participants (12 maximum) should arrive at the workshop with at least 80% of their editing materials ready i.e. photographs, audio clips, video clips, documents. The workshop focuses on video story telling skills and helps you define your own visual story telling style via multimedia.

By the end of the workshop each participant is required to present a one-minute multimedia.

The last day of the workshop will culminate with the launch evening event of 7 Days in Myanmar French edition at Magnum Photos in Paris in the presence of Abbas, Bruno Barbey, Chien-Chi Chang, Chris Steele-Perkins, where we will present the multimedia produced during the workshop.

As part of a special partnership with the British Journal of Photography, they will work with Chien-Chi Chang to identify a deserving workshop participant, who will enjoy a special online feature of his work accompanied by an interview.

Workshop tentative schedule

Day 1
-Guidance/tips for field audio recording
-Guidance/tips for video/DSLR shooting
-Review Magnum in Motion
-Structures and workflow behind Magnum in Motion

Day 2
-Field sound recording
-Field photo and video shooting
-Editing photographs
-Editing audio
-Editing video
-Defining your story telling
-Organizing your multimedia folder structure

Day 3
-Sequencing your photographs, audio and video on Finalcut or Premier Pro
-First rough cut of your video

Day 4
-Second rough cut of your video
-Applying After Effect to your video
-Adding Graphics to your video
-Adding Documents to your video
-Selecting the fonts and designing the title and end sequences

Day 5
-Final edit and final cut of your video

- Public presentation of the Multimedia produced during the 7 Days in Myanmar French edition launch event

The Photographer

Chien-Chi Chang - b. Taiwan 1961

Born in Taiwan in 1961, Chang studied at Soochow University and at Indiana University. Chang joined Magnum in 1995 and became a full member in 2001.
In his work, Chien-Chi Chang makes manifest the abstract concepts of alienation and connection. “The Chain” is a collection of portraits made in a mental asylum in Taiwan. The life-sized photographs of pairs of patients literally chained together resonate with Chang’s jaundiced look at the less visible bonds of marriage. He has treated marital ties in two books—I do I do I do (2001), a collection of images depicting alienated grooms and brides in Taiwan, and in Double Happiness (2005), a brutal depiction of the business of selling brides in Vietnam.
The ties of family and of culture are also the themes of an ambitious project begun in 1992. For 20 years, Chang has photographed the bifurcated lives of Chinese immigrants in New York’s Chinatown, along with those of their wives and families back home in Fujian. A work in progress, “China Town” was hung at the National Museum of Singapore in 2008 as part of a mid-career survey, “Doubleness.” Chang’s investigation of the ties that bind one person to another draws on his own deeply divided immigrant experience.

See his portfolio


All the participants should know at least the basic of Finalcut, or Premier Pro or another video editing software and sound editing software.

Each workshop is limited to 12 participants and photographers will be selected on the perceived benefit to their career and development.

Magnum will provide a suitable classroom infrastructure and participants will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and first editing.

-digital camera(s)
-audio recorder
-computer with video and audio editing software
-be prepared to work hard and long hours

Please note – Workshop will be conducted in English.


1150€ plus VAT (does not include travel, accommodations or on the ground expenses)

Click here to apply

Upon submitting your online application you will be transferred to Google Checkout where you must submit a 100 € application fee. This will be applied to your tuition fee invoice if you are accepted onto the workshop. The application fee will be fully refunded, if you are NOT accepted into the workshop ( - 5% of Paypal fees). Applications without a fee will not be processed.

Please note: Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 8 participants. Students will be given either a full refund ( - 5% of Paypal fees) or offered a place to another Magnum workshop presented on the Magnum website, events section.
In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 2 weeks advance notice.

Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, it must be confirmed in writing:
. Magnum Photos will reimburse all the registration costs except for €100 administrative fee, if the participant informs Magnum Photos of cancellation at least 3 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Beyond this time limit, Magnum Photos will charge the following:
. 50% of the cost if cancelled between 6 and 20 days before the workshop commences.
. 100% of the cost if cancelled less than 5 days before the workshop commences.
. All workshops that are commenced but not completed through the fault of either the contractor/or participant need to be paid in full.

- 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.

Travel & Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation; a list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to successful candidates. Please ensure you have the necessary travel documents & relevant visas in order to attend the event. Magnum Photos can provide letters of support where necessary.

For queries please contact Nicolas Ossard, Educational and special projects coordinator:

7 Days in Myanmar

7 Days in Myanmar is a 276-page pictorial book containing stunning original photographs of Myanmar taken by 30 of the world’s leading photographers, including seven from Magnum Photos: Abbas, Steve McCurry, Bruno Barbey, Raghu Rai, Chien-Chi Chang, Chris Steele-Perkins and John Vink – and represents perhaps the most comprehensive pictorial portrait ever to be created of this once isolated nation.

The photographers travelled throughout Myanmar over a single week in 2013, capturing unforgettable images of Myanmar’s people, landscapes, industries and traditions. Photographs were taken in all corners of the country, from major urban centers and tourist sites to villages in the northern hills and along the southern coast.

The book also includes a DVD documentary film that follows the photographers on their Myanmar itineraries. A website ( and an interactive application have also been produced. This application is available through Apple’s App Store and free for its users to download.
Visit the 7 days in Myanmar website

7 Days in Myanmar