Magdalena Herrera

director of photography Geo France, France

Magdalena Herrera Ahmed Hayman

Born in Havana to a family of artists, Magdalena Herrera left Cuba as a child to settle in Paris, where she studied fine art and art history at the Sorbonne before starting her career as a photographer and art director. 

She has worked in books, print, and magazines, spending ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic France before joining Geo France as Director of Photography.

Parallel to her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera runs workshops and seminars around the world. She is a tutor in photography at the Noorderlicht Masterclass at Groningen, Holland, and at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, as well as for the Soros foundation in Haiti. She has taught photojournalism at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.

Her experience and her eye for photography mean that she is regularly solicited as a jury member at international photography competitions.

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