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1 June 2015


6 – 9 June, 2015

As part of the Athens Photo Festival’s 2015 educational programme, the noted Magnum photographer, Patrick Zachmann, will lead an international four-day practical workshop, offering to a limited number of participants the opportunity to absorb the wisdom he has amassed over his long and distinguished career. The workshop will be held at the Benaki Museum from Saturday 6 to Tuesday 9 June, 2015.

“This workshop will assist participants in developing their own unique personal vision and ability to tell a story visually. Thinking about one’s subject, one’s approach and successfully editing your pictures is as important as being in the field. Over the course of four days, I will talk about photography; the choice of the subject, the ‘right’ distance to find, the point of view, the composition, the ethics, how to approach the people, the form to choose to use the content, the editing process, the story telling… We’ll analyse together the difficulties faced in the field, review how to resolve them and understand how to combine the intention of the photographer with the result. I always insist on the fact that during my workshops, the main goal is not necessarily the shooting session, but the experience of it and the human and professional exchange.”

-Patrick Zachmann

Patrick Zachmann has been a freelance photographer since 1976 and member of Magnum Photos since 1990. He has dedicated himself to long-term projects on the cultural identity, memory and immigration of different communities. Patrick Zachmann’s profile and portfolio are viewable on the Magnum website.

1st day: 10:00-18:00
2nd day: 10:00-18:00
3rd day: 10:00-18:00
4th day: 10:00-20:00

320 € (80 € advance payment upon registration, 240 € by 1 June). Tuition covers the cost of the workshop, 24 hour help from the APhF:15 team, snack-coffee. Participants will be provided with a printed copy of the festival’s general catalogue.

· Photographic equipment
· Laptop (optional)

A list of suitable accommodation options will be provided to participants from other cities and countries.

For registration, please fill in the online form available at the or contact the Hellenic Centre for Photography by e-mail at or phone at +30 210 9211 750 (Monday to Friday 10:00-20:00 EET / Standard GMT+2).

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