Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.
Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography.. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects in their home communities* with support from Magnum Foundation’s mentors.
The Photography and Social Justice Fellowship takes place over the course of six months
Photography and Social Justice Fellowship Timeline:
- October 1st 2018: Applications due
- December 2018: Fellows Selected and notified
- April–May 2019: Online Sessions and Project Development
- June 1st–30th 2019: Session 1 (four weeks)
- June 2019–January 2020: Mentored Project Production
- January 11th–26th 2020: Session 2 (two weeks)
- Early-career documentary photographers, artists, and photojournalists;
- Activists who use photography in their change-making practice;
- Journalists who would like to deepen their engagement with photography;
- Scholars who incorporate images and image-making in their research and scholarship;
- Preference is given to those who have not had previous opportunity to do a formal course of study in photography at the university level;
- Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English. All instruction will be in English and there will be no simultaneous translation for instruction or discussion during the course sessions;
- The program especially seeks applications from people of color, women, individuals who are part of social, political, or cultural groups who are currently or historically oppressed or excluded, and individuals who are LGBTQ or non-binary. Refugees are welcome to apply.
- During the program, Fellows work on projects in their home communities* with support from Magnum Foundation’s mentors.
- With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice.
- Magnum Foundation covers the cost of travel and room and board for the sessions in New York City. Fellows also receive a modest stipend to support the production of their projects.
How to apply?
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For more information please visit the official website.