London College of Communication has teamed up with the prestigious photography cooperative, Magnum Photos, to create a short course in documentary photography.
Stuart Franklin, who won a World Press Award for his iconic 1989 photographs of Tiananmen Square, explains “It’s truly a delight to be tutoring on this course. Documentary photography is enjoying something of a rebirth, a new energy, so it’s a great time to be a part of this partnership with LCC.”
Photography at LCC has recently attracted industry attention following senior lecturer, Esther Teichmann, winning the 2014 Levallois Prize, which will see her work exhibited in Paris in October 2014.
Another growing name is Jessica Bishopp, an LCC student who taught the basics of photography to 18 students from The Gambia Senior Secondary School in Banjul – her main focus was to explore photography in relation to the students and their environment, and tell a story through an image. Jessica has been selected as a finalist for the Creative Conscience Awards 2014 for this project.
Karin Askham, LCC Dean, Faculty of Media commented, “LCC is committed to stretching educational norms and pushing industry boundaries. This collaboration with Magnum sees two world leading institutions joining together, to deliver a course that resonates in a world inspired by images.”
An agency synonymous with international names and ‘concerned’ photography, the Magnum photography documentary course runs for three weeks and will include access to the Magnum Print Room, book production and a graduation party.