The programme offers students across Europe, Middle East and Africa an incredible opportunity to meet leading experts, attend key industry events and have their portfolios professionally assessed.
100 students, selected by editors from top media agencies including AFP, EPA and Reuters will receive 1-2-1 mentorships.
Up to 30 students will be invited to a career-defining workshop in Girona, Spain and attend Visa pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
5 students will be offered an exclusive place at the Hamburg Portfolio Review.
The final 5 will receive up to €9k worth of Canon kit and a €2k grant.
Your portfolio can contain a maximum of two projects, compromising up to 20 images each, plus a description of your project(s), image captions and a personal bio. Applications for the 2023 programme are now closed.
MODULE 1: 29 MAY – 30 JUNE
Between May - June, 100 students will receive three online sessions with a professional mentor, who will offer tailored insights and guidance on refining their portfolio.
MODULE 2: 2 - 6 SEPTEMBER
In September up to 30 students will be invited to a prestigious 5-day workshop in Girona, Spain and Perpignan, France. Students will take part in hosted practical sessions, group portfolio reviews and talks by top photographers and editors. The students will also have the chance to visit Visa pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism.
Module 3: 15 – 17 September
Top 5 students will be granted an exclusive place at the third edition of the Hamburg Portfolio Review.
The final 5 will also receive up to €9K worth of Canon kit & a €2K grant, helping them take the next step to turning Pro.
Photo Director, MARE
Photographer, Journalist, Co-founder and Director of the ZAFP
Photographer, VII Photo Agency, National Geographic Explorer
Photographer, Panos Pictures
Photographer and Video Artist, Canon Ambassador
Photographer and Cinematographer
Photographer, Canon Ambassador
Curator and Writer
Photographer, Canon Ambassador
D-A-CH Bureau Chief, EPA
Editor of The Wider Image, Reuters
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