Zarzis, Tunisia, April 2011. Oussama,19, avril 2011., is a candidate for illegal immigration to France*, through Lampedusa in Sicilia. He is posing at the place where he will embarq very soon.  by Patrick Zachmann / Magnum Photos

Documentary Photography with Patrick Zachmann

Learn and improve how to build a documentary reportage

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GOAL

Learn and improve how to build a documentary reportage by covering a story defined with Patrick Zachmann. Refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Learn how to position one’s self in space in order to find the fair distance between the subject and the photographer, suggest a point of view. Patrick Zachmann will dedicate time to analysis of images, content, shape and a lot of importance to editing. Most of all, the workshop with Patrick Zachmann will help you discover your own visual language as well as practical and conceptual know how to confront real situation reportage making.

BIOGRAPHY

French, b. 1955. Patrick Zachmann has been a freelance photographer since 1976 and with Magnum Photos since 1985. He has dedicated himself to long-term projects on the cultural identity, memory and immigration of different communities. From 1982 to 1984, he worked both on a project on highway landscapes, backed by the French Ministry of Culture, and on the challenges of integration facing young immigrants in the northern neighborhoods of Marseilles.

In 1982, he also plunged into the violent world of the Neapolitan police and mafia – the Camorra – resulting in the publication of a book and a fictional text inspired by his cinematographic images.

In 1987, after working for seven years on a personal project about Jewish identity, Zachmann published his second book, Enquête d’Identité ou Un Juif à la recherche de sa mémoire (Inquest on Identity or a Jew in search of his memory). In 1989 his story on the events at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was widely published in the international press. That year, his entire body of work was awarded the prestigious Prix Niepce.

Patrick Zachmann joined Magnum Photos in 1985.

Program

« I believe that when one gains professional experience and artistic practice during several years, to pass on a little bit of know-how is a way to allow young photographers to get what one has taken and learnt from others. » Patrick Zachmann.

This will be a hands on workshop with shooting sessions, individual assignments, daily group discussion and editing sessions.

You'll be expected to fully immerse yourself, take risks and push your boundaries in order to move forward into another level in your photography.

Previous Workshops

Zarzis, Tunisia, April 2011. Ali Ghommidh, 19, is posing in front of the boat which was supposed to take around one hundred illegal immigrants, including him, one week ago, but broke down and was finally rescued by the Tunisian Marine. Ali has failed six times leaving Zarzis but was reimbursed each time by the trafficker and will try again. © Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos 2016
BD_Eyes_in_Progress_Image_free_of_right_PatrickZachmann 2015
Cambodia. Train between Battambang and Phnom Penh. Young monk in train and passenger 
climbing to travel on the roof. 2014
BRAZIL. Town of Sao Paulo. 1997. A prostitute in the red-light district of Sao Paulo.

Contact email:
New York : photography@magnumphotos.com
Paris : magnum@magnumphotos.fr
London : magnum@magnumphotos.co.uk
Tokyo : tokyo@magnumphotos.co.jp

Contact phones:
New York : +1 212 929 6000
Paris: + 33 1 53 42 50 00
London: + 44 20 7490 1771
Tokyo: + 81 3 3219 0771

Image URL:
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP3=ViewBox_VPage&IID=2S5RYD1RFAD8&CT=Image&IT=ZoomImage01_VForm 2013
Jun 07 - Jun 10, 2017
4 days in Barcelona - 1050 €
Early Bird 990 €
before Mar. 15th

- Only 9 students will be admitted for each session. Students will be granted admission to the workshop based on a review of a selection of 10 of their photographs.

- The 980€ fee does not include transport, accommodation nor on the ground expenses. For participants coming from outside the European Union, please be aware that there is a bank fee when making the payments via bank transfer.

- In order to confirm your application, an advance payment of €100 is advised. Once the application is completed, we will send an email via PayZen to the participant in order to settle the payment. If the candidate is accepted, this amount will be deducted from the overall cost of the workshop.

- In case the participation is not confirmed, he will get a full pay back of the 100€ fee.

- If accepted, the participant will receive a course contract confirming the success of his application by email.

- To confirm registration, the participant must return this contract to us, signed, within ten days, along with payment of 30% of the cost of the workshop.

- The rest of the fee must be paid by the first day of the workshop at the latest. The participant will then receive a receipt.

- A dossier in order to get prepared for the workshop will be sent to the participant at least two weeks before the course begins.

- If you're willing to participate in more than one workshop, we do offer a 10% discount on the following workshops' price.

- Successful candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and ready to photograph.

- Participants working digitally should bring their own laptops, and everything needed for digital editing.

- Participants working on film can use external laboratories services to develop their films but at their own expense and within the given time. Eyes in Progress will provide a list of laboratories and prices and the workshop team will be able, whenever possible, to bring the films to the lab and back once they're developed.

- Participants are required to find their own accommodation in Barcelona. However Eyes in Progress will provide you with a list of affordable places.

- Photo books

- Projector and screen

- 1 MAC with photo editing software

- Professional A3 printer

- Photo paper

A technical assistant will be present during the workshop.

- The portfolios produced by each participant will be published on the site of Eyes in Progress.

- An evaluation committee comprised of professional photo editors, journalists, creative directors and gallery curators will then critique these portfolios. It will be published on the student's page on Eyes in Progress.

- In case the participant does not want a portfolio review after the workshop, the workshop price will be reduced of 70€.

- Video interviews in which the students discuss their work, their motivation as photographers, as well as what they learned during the masterclass will also be posted on the site. In case the participant is not willing to have his video online, we won't publish it, however, we do encourage to record the video anyways as a practical exercise on how to orally express himself as a photographer.

- Social media modules will be available in order to share the page with friends and contacts.

- Each participant will be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.

- The participants will be required to evaluate the course when it has been completed, to show their level of overall satisfaction and the extent of their acquisition of new skills. These evaluations will help us to improve our courses.

- If the participant is not willing to have his profile online (portfolio, review, video), we will of course respect his decision and will not publish it.

- There will be two rounds of applications review:

> If you apply before April 12th 2017: successful applicants will be informed via email by April 14th 2017.

> If you apply after April 12th 2017: successful applicants will be informed via email by May 12th 2017.

It is possible that the workshop is completed with the first round of applications, in that case, the second round of applications will not be processed.

Applications will be open until May 10th 2017.

- In case the participant comes from far away and needs to make early travel arrangements regarding the workshop's date, we will study his request to review his application ahead of the official deadlines.

- Eyes in Progress reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 7 participants. Students will be given either a full refund or offered a place with an alternative photographer. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given at least 3 weeks advance notice. Eyes in Progress reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised.

- If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing:

. Eyes in Progress will reimburse all the registration costs except for the €100 administrative fee, if the participant informs Eyes in Progress of cancellation at least 3 weeks before the first day of the workshop. Beyond this time limit, Eyes in Progress 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 the participant need to be paid in full.

- Eyes in Progress 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.