Carl De Keyzer Europe. 2014. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos

Apply now for this five-day documentary workshop with Magnum Photographer Carl De Keyzer in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Using the sprawling Indonesian capital as a backdrop, this intensive workshop will be an exercise in incubation and growth. Benefit from this opportunity to receive direct feedback from Carl De Keyzer and make new work under his guidance.

The workshop will alternate between shooting sessions, group sessions and one-to-one portfolio reviews. Carl De Keyzer will give an assignment at the beginning of the workshop which will be used as the thread to guide participants into creating a cohesive documentary project through looking at narrative, editing and sequencing.

Carl De Keyzer will share his extensive experience working as a photographer, publishing books and exhibiting his work internationally, as well as his invaluable knowledge from his role as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.

The workshop is taking place during the international photo festival JIPFest. Participants will also have the opportunity to join the activities organised by the festival and meet other industry professionals and photographers that are part of the programme.

This workshop offers:

– Mentoring by Magnum photographer Carl de Keyzer
– Individual portfolio reviews
– Group portfolio reviews
– Editing: learn about editing and sequencing
– Public lecture by Carl de Keyzer
– Take part in the festival activities, including lectures, screenings, and networking with international industry professionals.

Where & When

Holiday Inn Gajah Mada Hotel
Jl. Gajah Mada No.211, Glodok, West Jakarta

From 6th July, 10am till 10th July, 6pm

Deadline to apply for this workshop: Sunday 17th May 2020.

We are monitoring the ongoing situation with COVID-19 carefully. Participant safety is of the utmost importance to us and our students and community are at the heart of all that we do. At the moment the workshop is going ahead as planned. But please be aware that due to the ever evolving nature of the situation, we may need to postpone. We will share updates on these pages and via email directly to those who have applied.


The workshop will be held in English
We advise that the participants arrive on the 5th and leave on the 12th July if they want to attend Carl De Keyzer’s lecture, which will be on the 11th of July.


Price: £1,300 (incl. VAT)
Terms and Conditions apply.
See the bottom of this page for more details.

Part payments in two instalments over a 2-month period are possible. For this option please email Dubheasa Lanipekun directly:

3 scholarships opportunities for Indonesian photographers are funded by JIPFest and Magnum Photos. Please see the bottom of the page for the requirements on how to apply.

Selection and Requirements

Workshop open to 9 participants. The places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
We strongly recommend that participants wait for the workshop to be confirmed before booking accommodation and travel to the workshop.


Click here to book your place on this workshop.


For enquiries relating to this project please email Dubheasa Lanipekun:


Magnum Photos and JIPFest are proud to sponsor three scholarships for this workshop and are inviting photographers from Indonesia to apply.

The scholarship is open to Indonesian citizens, who are 21 years old and older with basic proficiency in English and currently working on long-term projects. We particularly encourage freelance photographers to apply.

The successful candidate will be selected by the representatives of Magnum Photos and JIPFest.
The successful applicant will be responsible for covering his/her expenses for the workshop (travel + accommodation).

Please send a portfolio of 20 images + a short motivation letter in english to using WeTransfer.

Deadline to apply for this scholarship: Monday 13th April 2020

Carl De Keyzer Camp 27. Krasnoyarsk. Ex Gulagh turn into a prison camp. Project "Zona". Siberia. Russia. 2000. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos
Carl De Keyzer Novobirusinsk. Prison camps. Former Goelags. Project "Zona". Russia. Siberia. Krasnoyarsk region. 2002. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos


Carl De Keyzer
Carl De Keyzer tackles large-scale themes through an accumulative, expansive approach. He builds up narratives through collected images, which often interact with text (taken from his travel diaries). In a series of large-format prints, he has covered India, the collapse of the Soviet Union and – more recently – modern-day power and politics in North Korea. His seminal project, God, Inc., captured religious life on the margins of American society. A basic premise in much of his work is that, in overpopulated communities everywhere, disaster has already struck, and infrastructures are on the verge of collapse.

In line with his interests in the power of the state, De Keyzer has explored prison life in countries as various as Democratic Republic of Congo and Siberia. In 2017, he took a 60 day tour in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, resulting in the project DPR Korea Grand Tour (2017). Other significant projects include the epic Moments Before the Flood (2012), in which De Keyzer travelled more than 82,000 miles to more than 5,000 locations in Europe to “photograph this beautiful and very unique coastline, riddled with history, before it’s too late”. The sequel, Higher Ground (2017), is a disturbing imagining of the consequences of climate change, showing a fictional world of tomorrow.

Born in Belgium, De Keyzer’s career as a freelance photographer began in 1982 while he was supporting himself as a photography instructor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. At the same time, his interest in the work of other photographers led him to co-found and co-direct the XYZ-Photography Gallery.

De Keyzer has worked on assignments for publications including The New York Times, TIME Asia, Rolling Stone, LA Times and The Guardian.

De Keyzer, who has exhibited his work regularly in European and US galleries, is the recipient of a large number of awards including the Book Award from the Arles Festival, the W. Eugene Smith Award (1990) and the Kodak Award (1992).

A Magnum nominee in 1990, he became a full member in 1994.

Terms and Conditions

• Magnum Photos reserves the right to cancel groups with less than 8 participants. Students will be given a full refund. In the event of cancellation, students will be given at least 4 weeks advance notice
• Magnum Photos reserves the right to change or alter the program advertised
• Travel insurance is mandatory.
• The workshop fee does not include international transport, accommodation in Jakarta or ground expenses.
• For International applicants, Magnum Photos is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance
• Cancellations: Magnum will reimburse the totality of the ticket price if cancellation is made at least 21 days before the start of the workshop, minus a £50 administrative fee. We will charge 50% of the ticket price if cancellation is made between 15 and 21 days before the workshop and 100% of the ticket price if cancellation is made less than 15 days before the start of the workshop.

Carl De Keyzer Taking the Hyangdobong funicular train to the top of Mt. Paekdu, Ryanggang Province. In the DPRK, many companies and brands are named after Korean geographic place names — in this particular case t (...)
Carl De Keyzer Europe. 2016. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos