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Magnum Professional practice series in Tbilisi

By Mariam Chanishvili
Tuesday, June 25
Magnum Photos and Tbilisi Photography Festival are organizing a series of professional practice workshops, which will take place in Tbilisi in fall, during the opening week of Tbilisi Photo Festival.

A two-day master class will take place on September 14-15. The project aims at enhancing and defining the documentary style and practice.

All aspiring, amateur and professional photographer wanting to learn the mechanisms behind editorial commissions, the art market, gain insights on how to publish a photo-book and make connections with other photographers, are welcomed to the event.

The workshop will be led by Jérôme Sessini (Magnum photographer), Jeroen Kummer (Co-founder and Creative Director of Kummer & Herrman), Katarzyna Sagatowska (Curator, photographer, and lecturer) and Sonia Jeunet (Education Manager and producer, Magnum Photos).

The first day will feature the lectures along with the presentations by the speakers about their career experience, give behind the scenes tips and impart practical advice on how to work and succeed in their area of expertise.

The second day of portfolio reviews with speakers will provide photographers with an honest and constructive critique of existing work.

Magnum Photos is a photographic cooperative owned by its photographer members. It reaches a global audience and has established itself as an authentic, storytelling photography brand. It remains loyal to its original values of uncompromising excellence, truth, respect, and independence.

Magnum Photos represents some of the world’s most renowned photographers, maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalism, art, and storytelling.

Tbilisi Photo Festival is an International Annual Photography Festival that was created in 2010 in partnership with Les Rencontres d’Arles. Eight editions later it has become not only one of the most essential photo festivals in the region but also one of the largest annual cultural events in the Caucasus.