Collaborations, Collectives and Copyright

In a series of online workshops, we offer practical advice on how to navigate working on assignments in the photo-media industry. The series offers an insight into best practices, tips and tricks. With guest speakers Eefje Ludwig and DOCKS Collective.

This online workshop dives deeper into the topics discussed in the online talk Navigating the Media Industry - Photographer's Perspective on 17 August.

About the online workshop

By working collaboratively, either with other photographers, creatives or an agent, photographers can create a base of support for new or additional economic opportunities. But when people work together and money is involved, there are also practicalities to deal with like copyright or contracts. Together with Eefje Ludwig and DOCKS Collective this online masterclass will address questions like:

- How do I find people to work together with?

- What is a collective and what does being in one add to your work?

- What are the financial pitfalls of working together?

- What are the practical considerations that need to be made in terms of legalities and financials?

- What are the basics of contracts and copyright?

From the series I can’t stand to see you cry © Rahim Fortune.

About Eefje Ludwig

Eefje Ludwig works as an independent advisor-connector, educator, editor, and curator in the field of photography and visual storytelling. She is a member of the collective maps images, a mentor at the PHmuseum and a guest curator of the 2023 Noorderlicht Festival.

In 2008, she started working as a project manager in the Education Department of World Press Photo, leaving the organisation in 2016 as Manager of the Education Department. Amongst different educational and publishing projects in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, she coordinated the well-known Joop Swart Masterclass, which has helped develop many of today's prominent practitioners of photojournalism and documentary photography.

About DOCKS Collective

DOCKS Collective is a collective of five documentary photographers founded in 2018. Since then, they have been working both as individual authors and on collective projects. They act upon a shared open-mindedness, honesty and sensitivity.

Collaborative work is a method that allows them to suspend and question the classic egocentric perspective of documentary photography.

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Archive of Public Protests © Rafal Milach / Magnum Photos.

Open for Business - Magnum Photographers on Commission has been developed in collaboration with Magnum Photos Paris and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. It is curated by Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, and Mirjam Kooiman, curator of Foam.

Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

People on the balcony of a house in Ahrweiler. On the first day after the flood, the extent of the destruction was difficult to assess, so there was a disastrous shortage of equipment and emergency personnel in the flooded area. Ahrweiler, July 15, 2021 © DOCKS collective

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