Photo Independent is proud to announce a partnership with Magnum Photos. For nearly seventy years, Magnum’s international photographers have chronicled the world; interpreting its environment, people and events and helping to shape documentary photography as a modern form of artistic expression.
Photo Independent is championing a new generation of photographers creating pathways; helping to forge new careers. A partnership with Magnum is a great way to do that. Fostering the work of mid-career photographic artists, these Magnum and Photo Independent programs highlight and nurture the work of up and coming emerging artists as well.
Photo Independent has teamed up with Magnum to offer a brand new program of professional development workshops, April 18-22, 2016. Taught by leading Magnum photographers and industry professionals, the program presents incredible training opportunities for innovative photography professionals.
Aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, each Magnum photographer will lead their groups through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers. Students will spend the five 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. Participants will be asked to approach a photographic story in Los Angeles or the surrounding area. Upon acceptance, students will be emailed a welcome package with directives from their instructor as well as pertinent details about the workshop and information on traveling to and working in Los Angeles.
The initial workshops will be lead by prominent Magnum photographers Constantine Manos, Moises Saman and Bruce Gilden. Each photographer will lead students through a focused program:
Constantine Manos: The Extraordinary and The Everyday
The primary mission of this workshop is to teach precise techniques for photographing in the public domain unobtrusively at close range – combining people, place, and moment in unique images. Students will strive to capture magic moments that make complex statements and reflect your personal feelings toward the subject matter.
Moises Saman: Visual Storytelling
This intensive five day program designed to guide and encourage photographers in refining visual narratives in the Magnum tradition of documentary storytelling.
Bruce Gilden: Be Yourself
Open to both passionate amateurs and professionals, Bruce Gilden’s workshop will help you define your personal vision, sharing with you his own experience and the principles that have guided his career.