In its fourth year, our three-week Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography Course in association with London College of Communication and Magnum Photos has brought new talent to the surface yet again.
The course is led by Magnum photographers Stuart Franklin and Chris Steele-Perkins, and by Max Houghton, course leader of MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC. It aims to create a space for students to become absorbed in the practice and history of documentary photography, Magnum’s and LCC’s legacy and its contemporary contribution. Supporting the development and production of an in depth photographic project from start to finish.
Magnum and LCC equip students with the historical and contextual framework required for critical thinking around documentary photography, as well as providing technical guidance and tutorial support. Students are asked to focus on how to develop a personal project with an authentic voice, to explore and define an individual approach to documentary photography and will consider all elements of successful project development; from research phases, to access and shooting, to the editing and creation of a zine and public projection.
We caught up with some of the students on their course experience and journey from project idea to forming a final zine.