Image: Jahkarli Romanis, [Waddi Tree], 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Jahkarli Romanis, Waddi Tree, 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Apply now for Photo Australia and Magnum Photos' PHOTO Lab at PHOTO 2022


PHOTO Lab is a free, online and in person professional development opportunity for emerging photographers and recent graduates programmed and delivered in partnership with Magnum Photos.

PHOTO Lab is aimed at preparing emerging photographers for international professional practice through a comprehensive series of guided talks and workshops by industry specialists. Working in small groups, participants will have access to national and international curators, artists and educators at the forefront of photography from diverse institutions, experience and backgrounds.


The workshop focuses on three key areas of study for photographers working internationally today: Foundations, Exhibiting and Book publishing. Each week over a five-week period, participants will attend lectures and workshops with a range of international photographers and professionals. Participants will have the opportunity of a portfolio review, and then be given the time to revise the work again following this intensive and re-edit images and text for inclusion on the Magnum Photos website and Magnum Learn social media channels.


PHOTO Lab is free. Application is via an expression of interest (EOI)

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 April, 5pm AEST

PHOTO Lab dates: Monday May 9, Monday May 16, Friday May 20, Monday May 23, Thursday May 26, Monday May 30. Hours: 7 – 9.30pm AEST

All online sessions will be taking place between 7pm and 9.30pm Melbourne time. Optional sessions with Sonia Jeunet will take place between 9.30pm and 10pm.



09.05.2022 – INTRODUCTION

With Elias Redstone, PHOTO 2022’s Artistic Director, Linsey Gosper, PHOTO 2022’s Events Producer and Sonia Jeunet, Magnum’s Education Director

Welcome, Intro to Magnum Staff and PHOTO 2022 Staff, Housekeeping, Programme, Questions, Goals

Student Introductions

Linsey Gosper – Australian Photographic Landscape – Setting the Scene

Elias Redstone – Career overview


16.05.2022 – FOUNDATIONS

With Magnum Photographer Rafal Milach and Photography Consultant and Editor Cloé Kerhoas

Cloé Kerhoas – Foundations to start working as a professional photographer

Rafal Milach – Lecture – Personal projects

Optional – Questions, follow-up with Sonia Jeunet


23.05.2022 – EXHIBITING WORK

With Mariama Attah, Curator, Open Eye gallery, Liverpool, UK

Mariama Attah – Working with a curator

Artist talk TBC – Lecture

Optional – Questions, follow-up with Sonia Jeunet



With Magnum Photographer Mark Power

Speaker TBC – Lecture – Book Publisher

Mark Power – Editing and sequencing a photobook – Case study

Optional – Questions, follow-up with Sonia Jeunet



With Nicky Catley, Managing Picture Editor, Australian Geographic, Emanuela Mirabelli, Photo Editor, Marie-Claire Italy, Tanvi Mishra, Photo Editor, Curator, Writer.

20 minutes review with two reviewers

Final questions, thanks – with Linsey Gosper, Elias Redstone, Sonia Jeunet


For more information on PHOTO Lab, please contact:
Linsey Gosper



Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March