From one-off workshops to short courses, to year-long periods of in-depth study, Magnum photographers lend their expertise to students of photography, passing on years of knowledge accumulated in the field. But the top-down structure of a traditional education isn’t the only way to learn. Here, the newly appointed Magnum president Thomas Dworzak discusses how an exchange trip designed to encourage students to learn from their peers pushed some of this year’s Magnum X Spéos students to up their game. The photographer also reveals what he has learned from a younger generation of students, and some of the major generation gaps he has observed, as digital technologies shape the way young photographers make their work. Thomas Dworzak’s interview is presented here with some of his career-defining images.
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