The Magnum Foundation currently makes two awards annually to young photographers who are documenting issues of public concern. Both awards are open competitions, in which panels of professional photographers select the recipients. These awards do more than recognize and support new talent; showcasing remarkable work by young practitioners demonstrates the enduring power of documentary photography.
Inge Morath Award
The award and $5,000 prize is given by the Magnum Foundation, in cooperation with the IM Foundation, to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documetary project.
Emerging Photographer Award
This award and $10,000 prize supports ongoing work by a young documentary photographer nominated by the online BURN Magazine community.
Caucasus Award (2009-2011)
The Foundation established this $5,000 prize to support a long-term documentary project by a photographer under the age of 33 living in the Transcaucasus or the Caucasian republics of the Russian Federation. The award was active for the years 2009 through 2011.
Lurdes R. Basolí,
Caracas: The City of Lost Bullets, 2010
One of two Inge Morath Award winners in 2010.
Emerging Photographer Grant Recipient, 2010
Caucasus Award winner, 2010