Hone your eye for efficient editing. Develop a narrative theme for your sequence

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class Meets Nov 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th (View Daily Schedule Below)

In the world of fine art and documentary photography it is essential that work is well edited. Whether preparing for portfolio reviews, book proposals, gallery shows or a magazine story, a solid foundation in the fundamentals of editing and sequencing are necessary tools in the current art market. We’ve all been there: wallowing in hundreds of images, each a little different from the next. What to choose? In this five-day workshop photographer Magdalena Solé will help you hone your eye for efficient self-editing. You will learn to edit large bodies of work in a practical way towards selection of the best images and how to quickly differentiate between good pictures and those that are not. You will also learn how to create a consistent look, develop a narrative theme and practice the art of sequencing.

​Participants are required to bring one project to the workshop.

  • Learn to edit your work in stages: How to work though a large number of images.
  • How to distinguish between a great image and one that you like, but doesn’t work
  • Review the masters’ iconic images
  • How to juxtapose images: the dialogue between images and how they relate
  • How to build a sequence using rhythm, color, light, and geometric shapes.
  • The differences in editing for an exhibit, a magazine, or a book


This class is for advanced and professional photographers and is limited to 8 participants.


You must have a complete body of work which is ready to be edited. Participants should be proficient in Lightroom or a similar program, and have it installed on their home computer.


10am -12pm  Lecture
2 – 4pm  One on one editing with Magdalena and editing in pairs
4 – 5:30pm Group Meeting

All participants will be required to attend a Zoom Tutorial Session at 5pm EDT on Sunday evening before the class starts

Upon making your deposit, please email a short bio, and a paragraph about why you want to attend the workshop, together with 8 photograph samples to [email protected]

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Instructor: Magdalena Solé

MAGDALENA SOLÉ is an award-winning social documentary photographer. She is known for her sensitive expressions of culture through distinctive color artistry. Magdalena Solé’s work touches on the themes of displacement and human suffering, societies living on the margins and places forgotten or shunned by the mainstream. Her visual narratives are often inspired by poetry. Magdalena Solé was born in Spain, raised in Switzerland, and lived in New York City for more than thirty years before moving to the deep countryside of Vermont. Visual language has been her life’s work. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University, New York, and has worked as a professional photographer, and filmmaker. She was part of the team that won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for the film Man on Wire.  An important part of Solé’s practice as a photographer includes creating artist’s books. Her photo book “New Delta Rising”, published by the University Press of Mississippi, was released in February 2012. It has won the Silver Award in 2011 at PX3 Prix de la Photographie, France. The Wall Street Journal in February 2012 called her images: “lushly colorful, formally striking, restless, and electrifying.”  Her new book “Cuba: Hasta Siempre”, published by the University Press of Mississippi, was just released in March 2020. Solé’s work has been the subject of eighteen solo exhibitions in the United States and internationally. She is interested in people and places on the margins. Her photography explores themes of poverty, displacement, and transition, and her international vocation has seen her complete documentary projects in places from Cuba to Japan. Solé teaches photo workshops and lectures internationally on photography.