Magnum Photos will hold its first workshop of the year from 19-23 March, 2012, as part of the FotoFreo 2012 festival.

The workshop is a leading event of FotoFreo 2012, a month long biennial festival of photography that showcases the work of Australian photographers alongside leading photographers from Asia, Europe and North America.  The Magnum Workshop provides an intensive, five-day practical course in photography, led by three acclaimed Magnum photographers: Antoine D’Agata, Donovan Wylie and Magnum’s only Australian photographer, Trent Parke.
In each workshop the leader will guide their group through a program of group and solo critiques, practical, technical and theoretical sessions and successful editing processes. Attendees will be able to spend time and gain advice from leading industry practitioners, with a focus on developing photographic identity and the skills required to compete in a changing marketplace.

 Participants will be instructed to document local interest stories about Western Australia and the surrounding area in their own photographic style. The event will culminate in a projection of participants’ work which will form part of the official festival program. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to further their editing experience through the production of 8 x 10-inch group Blurb books.
The workshop will be held at the recently renovated Fremantle Arts Centre. The Western Australian Department for Culture & The Arts has generously agreed to provide three scholarships for Western Australian photographers judged by Max Pam, David Dare Parker and Claire Martin, recipient of the 2010 scholarship. FotoFreo will be calling for applications in the coming weeks.
Applications for the Workshop close on 6 February. For details, visit