Magnum Mentorship Singapore July – October 2012

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Magnum Mentorship Singapore is the first collaborative effort between Magnum Photos and Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF); designed as a mentorship programme to guide practising photographers in their professional careers by developing a new or existing photographic vision and propelling it to the next level.


The programme provides participants with the great opportunity to receive tutelage under the mentorship of one of the Magnum photographers, Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg or Susan Meiselas, in Singapore.


At the end of the three-month programme, participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their work as part of the 3rd SIPF in October 2012.

Apply online at or email for more information.

Application deadline: 30 May 2012

Course fee: SGD 2,800

Duration: 3 months and 5 days

To apply for the mentorship programmes, please submit the following information online at

1) Biography (not exceeding 400 words)

2) Latest CV

3) Portfolio

a. Please submit low-resolution image files (20 works) in one single PDF file for online viewing.

b. Please group your images in zip folders according to each body of work.

4) A short paragraph on what you hope to achieve in this mentorship programme.

5) Indicate your choice of mentor by ordering their names numerically (1 being most preferred).
Participants can select one of the following Magnum photographers as their instructors: Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg or Susan Meiselas.
The instructors will select participants based on the portfolio submitted.
Online Submission:

All application must be submitted online at
Submission Deadline:

30 May 2012

Announcement on Selected Participants:

The names of selected participants will be announced by 10 June 2012.


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About the Author

Tobia Piatto, born in 1989 in Venice, has started taking photographs about the underground world of skateboarding in 2007, making of his biggest passion a work. He has started working for POSI+TIVE magazine in 2010, writing for photography, fashion and culture departments.

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