This unique three-week course will run through August in London, led by award-winning Magnum photographers Stuart Franklin and Chris Steele-Perkins, and by Max Houghton, course leader of MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC. Participants will also hear from – and work with – other Magnum photographers, tutors from LCC and industry experts.
The course will absorb students into the practice and history of documentary photography and Magnum’s and LCC’s legacies and contemporary contributions to it, and will equip students with the historical and contextual framework required for critical thinking around documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support.
Focusing on how to develop a personal project and an authentic voice, you will explore and define your individual approach to documentary photography and will consider all elements of successful project development; from research phases to shooting and editing and creation of a public projection. Through guidance and feedback, participants will work to successfully develop a documentary photo project from start to finish.
The experience of joining the Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography Course will be a unique and positive learning experience, allowing students to develop a rich network of both peers and industry professionals.
PHOTO: Michael Yee-Chong and his daughter Storm, 23, and son Blue, 18. At home in Hoxton. Michael’s father is Chinese born in Mauritius. His mother is white English. He works as a London based roadie for music groups. Storm works at a recording company and Blue is at college studying modern music. Their mother writes about music. New Londoners. London. England. GB. 2014.
© Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos