Illustration Mentor


Freelance Art director and photography consultant

France, Paris, Arles
French, English

Agathe Kalfas has been designing and directing cultural projects in France and abroad for the last 10 years. After launching her career within the French cultural network abroad (French Institutes of Morocco and Laos, Alliance française de Madagascar), she became in 2014 the Director of Parole de Photographes, an association dedicated to the promotion of photojournalism and visual image education.

Now a freelance art director and photography consultant, she founded her own consultancy AK Whispers in 2019. She works for photographers and authors in the development and distribution of their projects. In 2019, she took part in the launch of the Inland Stories cooperative, and in 2021 joined the editorial board of EPIC magazine. She is an educator at the ENSP (French National Photographic School), and works regularly as Picture editor with the French press.

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- Deadlines:
There is a delay of 3 days between the date we receive the photographer’s application and the date we are able to confirm or not the session with the Mentor.

- Payment:
Right after submitting his application throughout the Eyes in Progress’s website, the photographer is invited to pay the full stated price (via an email sent from PayZen credit card payment platform).
Applications can only be processed after receiving the full payment.

- Feedback/Testimonies:
Eyes in Progress will contact the photographer once the session is done in order to ask for his feedback.

- If the Mentor is not available and the photographer chooses to cancel the process, the photographer will receive a full refund in the delay of 3 days after the photographer sends his bank details to Eyes in Progress (IBAN and BIC/ SWIFT code).

- If the photographer decides to cancel for whatever reasons after the Mentor has agreed to the session, Eyes in Progress will reimburse 50% of the paid price.