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Workshop with Larry Towell in Caracas, Venezuela
July 7, 2015
by Larry Towell
In conjunction with Galería TRESy3, Magnum Photos is pleased to announce an exclusive workshop taking place for the first time in Caracas, Venezuela. An exceptional workshop lead by one of the most original Magnum photographer: Larry Towell.
From September 28th to October 2nd, he will give to the participants a unique experience of sharing.

“No moral attitude, no judgment, just is needed the ethics of affirmation to explore some universe, sharing it until the end without any precautions.
A photographic act is in equilibrium, constantly questioned between photography as a documentary tool or a pure experience.
It's not how a photographer looks at the world that is important. It's their intimate relationship with it.”

Larry Towell

The Magnum Workshop with Larry Towell is a five-day practice-focused photography workshop. Larry Towell will guide an intimate group of 12 participants who will have the opportunity to shoot and polish some new material, developing and refining a visual identity. They will be encouraged to put a subject into perspective by mixing photographs and other elements.

Aimed at photographers with a good understanding of photographic practice, Larry Towell will lead his group through a daily program of shooting, reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to develop a photographic project under his guidance. Candidates will spend the five days alongside the photographer developing visual language, photographic identity, practical, technical and conceptual skills and the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace. This workshop will be especially focused on the creating of a new work.

The session will culminate in a projection of the students’ works.

The Photographer Requirements

Workshop participants should be able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and to arrive with a solid project idea with at least one realistic project idea they wish to develop during the workshop, so that the mentoring can be most efficient. We strongly recommend that you try to plan your work as much as possible, collect contacts or spots, anything relevant for your own project.

Candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and ready to photograph. The workshop is limited to just 12 participants and photographers will be subject to online applications. The participants will be selected through their portfolios of 10-15 images.

On the first day participants will have the opportunity to present their existing work and discuss project ideas. The workshop structure is self-directed and participants will be responsible for their own coordination and time management. Candidates are encouraged to be realistic about what is achievable in five days.

Due to the fast pace of the workshop, Magnum highly recommends that participants produce and edit their work digitally, using their own laptops. Individuals wishing to use film may do so, but at their own cost and during the time imposed. Lab services will be recommended.


$900 (does not include travel, accommodations or on the ground expenses).

Travel & Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation; a list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to successful candidates.
Please ensure you have the necessary travel documents & relevant visas in order to attend the event.


Please adress your application and portfolio to

Qualified applicants will be selected through a combination of the merit of their work and their personal statement, and the order of their application's receipt.