Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling

Magnum Learn is the online learning platform by Magnum Photos

Learn through the lenses of the world-class photographers of Magnum Photos. Discover our new course, led by world-renowned visual storyteller Alec Soth. Follow Soth as he navigates a range of different photographic scenarios, initiated after a random act - a dart thrown at a map. Through an engaging curriculum of 19 in-depth video lessons you will learn about a variety of topics, from building a project to creating a photobook.

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What to expect

World-class Instructors

Magnum photographers and industry figureheads provide their best advice and insight to help you improve your practice.

Exclusive Lessons

Magnum Learn courses are 100% exclusive, offering insider access to some of the world's leading photographers.

Anywhere, Anytime

Our courses are available on-demand so you can learn at your own pace, and access your courses anywhere with an internet connection.

Online Courses

Magnum photographers give you their personal advice through in-depth interviews, on-location shoots and off-line workbooks with expanded interviews.

Alec Soth: Photographic Storytelling

Learn from world-renowned photographic artist Alec Soth. Gain unique insights into Soth’s practice and process through over five hours of exclusive video lessons, including in-depth interviews, on-location shoots and off-line workbooks with expanded dialogues, tips and tricks. This course covers Soth’s creative journey, how to build photographic projects, portraiture, developing photobooks from dummy to publication and more.

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The Art of Street Photography

This course presents a curriculum of ten engaging video lessons featuring the honest advice and insights from seven world-class Magnum photographers plus industry experts. You will learn the mindset and framework required to become a successful street photographer, and see your tutors in action as they photograph in a variety of locations, from Bruce Gilden on the streets of New York to Martin Parr at a county fair.

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Offline Workshops & Courses

Magnum offers a range of workshops globally, aimed at all levels, from emerging photographers to established practitioners. Activities offer practical, technical and theoretical training to help participants develop their own visual language and the skills required to compete in photography’s ever-changing marketplace.