A Magnum Photos FULL Scholarship with Alex Majoli. From May 20th to June 7th 2018 in Milan. Apply to this rare opportunity for only 10 participants.

Milano PhotoWeek is proud to present a full scholarship in Milan led by Magnum member Alex Majoli and focused on telling the urban transformation of the city of Milan.
A project by Magnum Photos, with the support of BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, conceived and curated by ArtsFor_.

In the tradition of Magnum Photos’ commitment to emerging photographers, this exclusive full scholarship will give to 10 selected participants a rare opportunity to refine their photographic practice and sense of authorship under the guidance of an outstanding photographer.
The masterclass will incorporate inspirational presentations, portfolio critiques, peer-to-peer discussions and a two weeks shooting assignment developed in collaboration with Alex Majoli and group participants.
Participants will receive a brief and will have to produce new work in response to this brief, showcasing the work for review at the end of the shooting.
The macro-theme of the shooting will be the “urban transformation” of the city of Milan. A list of under-themes will be provided. Participants will be also provided with suggestions of stories and projects to be developed during the shooting, but will also be asked to develop stories by their own basing on the given brief.
As part of this event, Alex Majoli will lead a public talk open to the public on Thursday June 7th evening at La Triennale Milano, where the final projects realized by the participants will be presented in a screening.

Where & When
The event is held at La Triennale Milano

  • 20-23 May, 9.30am until 6.30pm > 4 days theoretical class with Alex Majoli
  • 24 May – 4 June > shooting days in Milan
  • 5-7 June, 9.30 am until 6.30pm > 3 days review and editing of the photographic projects with Alex Majoli
  • 7 June > Presentation of the final projects and talk with Alex Majoli

The masterclass will be held in English

The scholarship will cover the entire cost of the didactics activities and the logistic support during the shooting for the 10 selected participants.

Selection and Requirements
Workshop participants should be between 18 and 30 years old and able to show a good level of photographic aptitude and a desire to learn. The participants will be selected by Magnum Photos member Alex Majoli. The masterclass is limited to 10 participants and photographers will be selected on the perceived benefit to their career and development.

Candidates will be expected to arrive comfortable with their equipment and ready to photograph.
Photographers should prepare sufficient research relating to what they wish to shoot before arrival and send it to the tutors. A story list can be provided for inspiration; however candidates are expected to formulate realistic projects in the geography and time supplied. Milan PhotoWeek will provide a suitable classroom infrastructure and participants will be responsible for their own time management.
Due to the fast pace of the masterclass we highly recommends that participants produce and edit their work digitally, using their own laptops.


  • Camera
  • Laptop equipped with Adobe CS3, Bridge, Lightroom, i- View or similar image viewing software;
  • Hard drive / flash drive
  • Mac adapter

Deadline for applications April 20th 6pm cet