Spéos has formed many long-lasting alliances and exclusive partnerships, from the educational field with the American universities RIT and RISD to the photographic industry with Leica and Prophot, and also with internationally acclaimed professionals such as Magnum Photos, Paris Match and fashion photographers Paolo Roversi and Dominique Issermann. Spéos is uniquely integrated into the photography market, to the benefit of its students and graduates.

Spéos & Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos and Spéos have partnered to create 2 unique professional photography programs:
– A 1-year masterclass for Creative Documentary and Photojournalism in Paris. This masterclass is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in documentary photography and/or photojournalism, in the Magnum Photos tradition of visual storytelling.
– A short program in 5 months with Magnum Photos in London, in Creative Documentary and Photojournalism, taking place twice a year in London, with intakes in September and February each year.

Learn more about Magnum Photos agency.


Spéos & Polka

Polka, a French magazine specialized in photography, and Spéos open a new program dedicated to photojournalism. This 22-week intensive program takes place once a year in Paris, with the first intake in February 2020. This professional photography program is intended for students who wish to acquire the fundamentals of photojournalism/documentary photography.

Know more about Polka.

Spéos & INSEP

Spéos and The French National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP) have teamed up to create a unique and exclusive Sports Photography program. INSEP is the reference operator of high performance sport in France and is one of the largest sports centers in the world.

Know more about INSEP.

Spéos & Paolo Roversi / Dominique Issermann

Paolo Roversi and Spéos have teamed up to create an exclusive program in Fashion Photography, aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in fashion. The artistic direction was entrusted to Dominique Issermann from 2016 to 2018.

Read more about Paolo Roversi and Dominique Issermann.

© Paolo Roversi

© Paolo Roversi

© Dominique Issermann

© Dominique Issermann

Spéos & Paris Match

Paris Match and Spéos have been partners since 1997, the year in which the photographic staff was trained in digital photography. Spéos then trained the magazine’s teams of iconographers in image management.
Since 2017, Paris Match speakers have joined the school’s team of lecturers and share their know-how and knowledge with students.

Find out more about Paris Match.

© Marc Brincourt / Paris Match

© Marc Brincourt / Paris Match

Spéos & Leica

Leica has supplied photographic equipment for the first students to enroll in the Photoreportage and magazine program, created by Paris Match and Spéos, which startd in September 2017 in Paris. The legendary German brand offered a V-Lux to each student to accompany their 2-year training until July 2019.
Already a hundred years old, the manufacturer with the small red patch continues to affirm its commitment to photojournalists and photo-reporters by partnering with Paris Match and Spéos as part of this endowment. To continue the long relationship it has with Paris Match – for many years Leica has always equipped the photographers of the magazine – it is now entering the world of education with Spéos.

More information about Leica.

© Leica

© Leica

Spéos & Voies Off

Spéos is official partner of the Voies Off festival of Arles since 1997. Every summer, the school supports emerging photographers from all over the world through this festival. Spéos and Maison Niépce thus sponsor portfolio readings: a must-see for photographers in the court of the Archdiocese, the Voies Off festival welcomes each afternoon 125 experts come to meet photographers for individual exchanges of 20 minutes. By its support, Spéos also allows the production of the Nights of Projections, epicenter of the festival, during which the fans can discover the best of contemporary photography every evening.