Magnum Photos Symposium : Hosted at Library of Birmingham with Magnum Photographer Olivia Arthur

Magnum Photos Symposium

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 10am – 6pm @ Library of Birmingham

The Magnum Photos Symposium is an intensive one day event designed to inspire, guide and advise emerging photographers in the development of their practice. The day is aimed at photographers who are currently working on a long term, personal photographic project.

Magnum Photos is an agency synonymous with integrity, curiosity and ‘concerned’ photography. For over sixty 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.

In the tradition of Magnum’s commitment to emerging photographers, this symposium will give limited participants an opportunity to inspire and refine their personal approaches. The day will include;

  • Inspirational presentations from Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur and Sophie Wright
  • Portfolio critiques and sharing peer to peer
  • Panel discussion and informal question time

Portfolio reviews will be conducted by Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur, Magnum Print Room Director Sophie Wright and two guest reviewers in intimate groups of 6. Each participant will be offered a minimum 20 minute session in which to communicate projects and show work. By working within groups the experience will encourage confidence building skills, the ability to successfully articulate projects, and learning to both provide and receive constructive criticism from both contemporaries and mentors. There will be ample time for questions and to discuss specific aspects of photography and the industry.

Participation will be based on a competitive process.

Please apply with a short Statement (max 1 side A4) explaining why you would like to attend and with an example of images from recent projects (maximum of 5 images as low res jpegs).

Please send to:

Deadline is 14 November 2014 at 12 noon.

Applicants will be chosen on the strength of submitted proposals and the perceived benefit to the photographer’s career.

Price: £60 full price / £45 concessions

The event will take place at: Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2ND Saturday 22nd November 10am – 6pm

Images © Olivia Arthur

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