MeMo Masterclass

second edition

Call for Application 2018


Documentary photographers and videographers from around the world are invited to join the second MeMo Masterclass

What is about?

MeMo Masterclass is a masterclass with the aim to develop personal projects in photojournalism and video documentary in all stages from the concept to promotion, led by the award-winning photographers of MeMo: Manu Brabo, Fabio Bucciarelli, José Colón, Diego Ibarra Sánchez and Guillem Valle.


The Masterclass will explore the tension between truth and interpretation, the personal vision of the storytelling process, the strategies for creating effective visual stories, the overview of those elements needed to produce a documentary photo and video project.

How to apply

Send a .zip folder to with


Bio and CV in .pdf format (lastname_firstname_bio.pdf) – no more than 3 pages. Remember to include your personal details, mail and website.

Motivation letter (lastname_firstname_motivationletter.pdf) – this should be show your background, personal abilities and qualities that will differ you fom the other candidates. Its baseline should emphasize your goals and prospects about your future career.

Photo Portfolio. Applicants must submit one or two projects with up to 30 images in total, representing the candidate’s vision and his or her ability to execute the project commissioned during the Masterclass. The images must conform to the following specifications: .jpeg files at 72dpi with 3000 pixels on the long size. Files names must include a sequence number starting with 01 (lastname_firstname_01.jpg).


Video Portfolio. A max. of 3 minutes .mov video in HD 720p. It can be a teaser, a short story or in case of non previous experience in video, the applicant might send a max 2  minutes multimedia reportage (with pictures, music, and/or text).


All applicants must send all the required files (Bio and CV, Motivation Letter, Photo or Video Portfolio) in a .zip folder ( via WeTransfer.


Applicants must send their proposals before midnight (Central Europe Time) of June 12th 2018.

The list of participants will be announced here on the 15th of June.
The selected photographers and videographers need to confirm theirs acceptance within 20th June.

Due to several kind requests, we are pleased to announce that the submission deadline has been extended. Applicants must send their proposals before midnight (Central Europe Time) of June 17th 2018.


Once selected, the fee to attend MeMo Masterclass 2018 is 650 €, payable through bank transfer/PayPal.

Additional infos

For any additional informations please send a message to:



MeMo Masterclass will be from 2nd July to 6th July

Download Masterclass Program


MeMo Masterclass will take place at Ateneu L’Harmonia in Barcelona


Carrer Sant Adrià, 20

08030 Barcelona, Spain

+34 932 56 60 85

How to reach Ateneu L’Harmonia


Take subway line L1/Red Line to Fondo and get off at Sant Andreu (Plaça d’Orfila exit) walk 300m and turn right on Carrer de Sant Adrià.

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SANTI DONAIRE | website | publication

“Having the opportunity to share your work with 5 photography masters, without haste and in an intimate environment, is an incomparable luxury. Not only I got plenty of good advice and energy from Masterclass, I also made 5 good friends. I’m very grateful to them for putting their hearts into it.”


CARMEN SAYAGO | website | publication

MeMo Masterclass has been very useful for me. My profile and my photographic style are considerably improved with this education program.”


JAVIER FERGO | website | publication

“Attending the Memo masterclass opened new horizons to my photographic work, made me grow as a photographer and helped to know further about the trade.”


JUAN PABLO BELLANDI | instagram | publication

“Participating at MeMo Masterclass was a great opportunity to help my ideas, to organize my images. It allowed me to examine four different points of view within the same photographic style. My tutor José Colón was for more than six months following my development and collaborating with the edition, especially as a friend and with objectivity.”


SARA FARID | instagram | publication

“MeMo Masterclass made possible for me to be part of the team led by such experienced and talented photographers as our mentors, it gave me platform to have my work reviewed by Fabio and Diego. This experience enabled me to look at my work more critically. The most useful aspect is that mentorship did not end with the masterclass, but continues even now.”