Every photojournalism student has heard Robert Capa's famous mantra: "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." Whether this is always true is a source of debate, but what it reminds us is that photography is something, for the most part, done in person. And, for the vast majority of photojournalists specifically, it's about capturing what is happening on the ground, as it unfolds.
The Canon Student Development Programme (CSDP) offers talented young photographers from across the globe the chance to advance their careers by learning new skills from, networking with, and having their portfolios reviewed by, some of the most influential names in the world of photography. And for the first time in two years, 2022 was no longer a strictly virtual programme. In fact, it was bigger and better than ever.
“This year we offered a completely refreshed programme of activities and a renewed format in which selected students continued their journey on to the Hamburg Portfolio Review, and were awarded €2,000 cash grants and €9,000 worth of Canon gear," explains Canon Europe Pro Marketing Manager, Siobhan Gaffan.