A new year with Spéos!

Charlotte Joffroy -Spéos
© Charlotte Joffroy

Despite a year 2020 marked by many challenges and uncertainties related to Covid-19, Spéos continued to provide its professional photography programs and to develop new projects.
Spéos would like to thank all the administrative and professorial teams for their involvement throughout this period. Let’s take a look back on a busy year that is coming to an end, and have a look at the new programs for 2021!

Spéos continued despite two lockdowns

So as to adapt to the Covid-19 crisis, Spéos reorganized its teaching to ensure its primary mission: to train the photographers of tomorrow. Spéos thus adapted its training to distance learning and continued to work online. In order to prepare its reopening and to facilitate the return to practice, Spéos also equipped itself with 12 new photo studios, to reach a total of 24 studios. The traditional Spéos end-of-year exhibition took place exceptionally and exclusively online, with a website dedicated to the exhibition.

Instead of the traditional September-intake, this year’s courses started in October in order to wait for the reopening of borders for international candidates. During the second lockdown, which in France started on 30th October 2020, Spéos continued to operate normally and ensures the smooth delivery of all its programs.

Spéos commits itself to photography at the European level

Spéos has been awarded a grant from the European Union for a cooperation project entitled The Cycle: European training in Photographic Legacy Management. The Cycle project, funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme, is conducted by a consortium of 5 European partners based in France, Spain and Croatia: Spéos, Magnum Fonds de dotation, The Office for Photography, The Institute for Art HistoryThe University of Deusto.
The objective? To develop a transnational training and networking program in Photographic Legacy Management.
> Discover the website dedicated to the European Training in Photographic Legacy Management project

© Clarisse Bourgeois/Magnum Photos

Some of the Greatest Names in Photography at Spéos

In 2020, some of the greatest names in photography came to Spéos within the framework of the Expert Modules: Jane Evelyn Atwood, Reza Deghati, Harry Gruyaert, Sarah Moon, Sebastião Salgado. The key players of the photography market such as Dimitri Beck, François Hébel, Jean-François Leroy, Guillaume Piens were also there. Spéos warmly thanks them for the time they devoted to speak to the students of the school, with passion and enthusiasm!

Sebastião Salgado / © Todd Rigos Photography @toddrigosphotography

Spéos launched three new photography workshops in Biarritz

Spéos developed in Biarritz, in the Southwest of France, with 3 new workshops: landscape photography and long exposure technique, a large format camera workshop, and an initiation to traditional photographic processes.
> Discover Spéos workshops in Biarritz

The launch of new distance and online training courses

Spéos has set up a distance learning offer with a 100% online program of Commercial + Fine Art Portrait Photography, as well as a mixed face-to-face/distance program on the London campus (6 weeks in situ and 24 weeks online).
> Discover the online training Commercial + Fine Art Portrait Photography
> Discover the Blended Learning online and on campus course at Spéos London

© Andrei Kovalev for Infundibulum Menswear

Spéos is looking forward to seeing you in January 2021!

The school offers several professional photography programs with an additional intake in January 2021: the 1-year Professional Photography program, as well as two short programs of 5 months duration: the 5-month Professional Photography Preparation and the Photojournalism program by Polka & Spéos.
> Learn more about the Professional Photography in 1 year program
> Learn more about the 5-month Professional Photography Fundamentals
> Learn more about the 5-month Photojournalism program by Polka & Spéos

In the meantime, the entire Spéos team wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2021!

Contacts, visits and admissions

You can discover Spéos in the way that suits you best with:

  • An individual appointment in the school to visit the premises and meet the administrative team.
  • A personalized virtual appointment to visit online!

I make an appointment for an on-site visit in the school:
– by phone: +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58
– by e-mail: info[@]speos.fr

I prefer to discover Spéos Paris from home thanks to a virtual visit in the company of a member of the team who will answer my questions live:

I would like to register for the program of my choice:

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