Registration until January 11, 2022

(not counting the months of July, August)

Registration until April 5, 2022

El Master PHotoESPAÑA in Photography has a structure of continuous enrollment, with three registration calls for the following cycles:

* The content of the study plan is the same for each cycle. The only thing that changes is the order of the subjects




Teacher: Javier Riera

Workshop: Michael Atavar

This module, which unfolds throughout the course, raises creativity as a set of skills and practices that is enhanced through exploration and experimentation. Its objective is to provide the student with tools that enable their abilities to be activated and solve the natural difficulties inherent in creative processes. From the gestation of initial ideas to the final formalization of a project there is a whole process of elaboration and coexistence with physical, conceptual and emotional aspects that are intertwined in the work itself, a permanent decision-making that often entails a high degree of uncertainty .

Creativity is understood here as a set of capacities and processes that we deploy through the free exploration of our own interests and experimentation, assuming the vulnerability of the first results. Creativity processes is considered as the practical application of methodologies that allow the processes that have to come together in a project to take place, maintaining a continuous monitoring of the evolution of the students' work throughout the course.

Teachers: Neus Miró, Gerardo Mosquera, Sergio Mah, David Jiménez, María Wills and Laura Torrado

During the academic year, the different practical modules are complemented by theoretical courses in which photography is approached from a transversal, modern and current perspective, including the changes experienced in the environment, methodological trends and the latest trends. Photography is approached in an open way to investigate its multiple formal and content components, as well as its social and historical coordinates, in a flexible way and through concrete analysis, focusing on a transversal approach where aesthetic, semiotic, artistic factors converge. , functional and technical photography. This module equips students with multiple references and helps them put their projects in context.

Teachers: Ana Casas, Sonia Berger and César Martinez

This module deals with the history and actuality of the photobook in its various aspects: as a photographic essay, as political works, as artistic works or the relationship of the photobook with literature. All this through numerous examples. Likewise, it delves into the production, design and layout processes. The objective is to bring the medium closer to the students and to generate models that help them understand how their work works when putting it on the page. Also guide them on what they need to take it to a publication that responds to their interests and behaves appropriately in the publishing market.

Teachers: Nicolás Combarro, Alberto Salván and Ana Berruguete

This module introduces students to the processes of production, design, assembly and communication of exhibitions. With a curator they will explore the exhibition possibilities of their own work and with exhibition designers they will develop the end-of-year group show that will be presented within the framework of PHotoESPAÑA 2021.

Teacher: José Bautista

This module will bring students closer to audiovisual language and the various applications of audiovisual pieces with a view to promoting and expanding their photographic work. The pre-production, production and post-production of multimedia pieces for photographic projects will be studied in depth. Every day it is more common for photographers to use audiovisual presentation to publicize their work. This allows them a greater diffusion and also to extend their work in an exhibition hall. During the course, students will learn to make a multimedia piece, incorporating photographic images and / or video, with ambient sound, voice over and / or music.

The objective is for students to make their own multimedia presentation, or create an autonomous work, based on their project, incorporating images and sound.

Teachers: Paco Gómez, Claude Bussac and Rosell Meseguer

The Master offers a broad approach to the professional field, understanding the management of photographic work as an integral part of it. Teachers will help students to improve presentation, management and communication in order to make their works known and place them on the market. Nowadays the photographer has to understand not only the different processes to carry out a personal project, but also understand the characteristics and particularities of the spaces for dissemination. Likewise, you must know the various stages that your work will go through, both before and after its exhibition or public communication: formalization, edition, conservation, dissemination, commercialization, etc. These intensive sessions aim to offer tools for each of these phases, expanding or updating individual resources and skills in order to optimally perform the artistic profession.

The students of the PHE Master will have the opportunity to meet contemporary authors in the master classes. During the 2021/22 academic year we will have Juan Valbuena, Carmela García, Rafael Roa, Matías Costa, Isabel Muñoz, Gloria Oyarzabal, Pilar Albarracín and Nuria Giménez Lorang

1.New production and distribution processes for journalistic photographs.
By Juan Varela
2.How to approach your practice as a photographer today
By Ana Nance
3 reflections on nature, photography and fiction
By Alfonso Almendros

On-site master group: visits to photographers' studios, exhibitions, printing, and binding studio.

Online master group: telematic meetings with professionals and virtual visits to exhibitions.

In addition to the continuous work with the professors, who critically view their projects, guide them and help them conceptualize them, the students of the PHE Master have ten hours of personal tutorials with the professors of their choice, as well as with the director of the master at throughout the entire course. These tutorials can be online or face-to-face.


These practices can be carried out during the course in institutions, photographers' studios, other festivals or during the PHotoESPAÑA festival, when the course ends.

Regarding foreign students, we would facilitate their internship by providing them with contact with photographers, other festivals and institutions in their places of residence.


The students' projects will be viewed every two months by the professionals who make up the PHotoESPAÑA Y La Fábrica team. Possibility of both modalities, online and in person.


Participation in the PHotoESPAÑA festival is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended that it be in person for all students. 

Students will be part of the PHE community participating in the festival as follows:

  • Assembly exhibition of end-of-year projects within the PHE festival
  • Free participation in viewing Discoveries
  • Attendance at the openings of the festival exhibitions
  • Participation in different activities such as talks, meetings, seminars and different calls.
  • Guided tours of the Madrid galleries participating in the Off Festival.
  • Visits to some exhibitions that take place outside Madrid in other provinces.