Illustration Mentor


Director of photography, GEO France

France, Paris
French, English, Spanish

Magdalena Herrera is a French citizen born in Havana, Cuba. She is presently Director of Photography at GEO magazine, France. Previous to GEO, Magdalena worked as Art Director and Head of Photography at National Geographic France, since the launch of the French edition in 1999.

Simultaneously with her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera leads workshops worldwide for the World Press Photo, Fokal in Haïti, Lensculture in The Netherlands, 20F in South America, amongst others. She taught at Political Science School in Paris and at Jamia Millia University in New Delhi, India.

Thanks to her background and photographic vision, she is frequently invited to be the juror of international photographic competitions.

She was the president of World Press Photo jury in 2018.


- 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.