HUMAN RIGHTS & EDUCATION
About the Program
In 2014 Magnum Foundation will offer five Human Rights Fellowships for the fifth year of its summer program, Photography and Human Rights at the Department of Photography & Imaging of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, led by Professor Fred Ritchin and Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and President of Magnum Foundation.
The Human Rights Fellowship is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. The six-week program is comprised of three courses and is designed to enable students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects in pursuit of human rights. Students will explore multimedia and traditional presentation strategies for their photo essays, which they will develop through two studio courses. A lecture course will provide participants with an opportunity to look at photography's strengths and weaknesses, both real and imagined, in attempting to determine new strategies for impact as both society and technology evolve. The final component is a discussion and writing course correlating with public guest lecture series featuring speakers from the fields of photojournalism, law, and media. The Human Rights Fellowships cover full tuition for 6 credits, travel, room and board during the program. Intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals living and working outside of North America and Western Europe are eligible to apply. Two fellowships supported by Open Society Foundations will be awarded to photographers working in China and Egypt.
Human Rights Fellows will remain in New York for an additional week after the coursework is completed to meet with local editors, publishers, and other experts in the field and explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources.
For more information about the program please visit the program’s webpage on the NYU Tisch website.
The application process is now open and rolling until December 9th, 2013.
Quest for Land, 2012
Magnum photographer John Vink has just released new iPad app for his decade long documentary of Cambodian land issues. This app beautifully integrates reports, articles, and 700 images to create a comprehensive history of the complex Cambodian struggle for land.
Download this app here
Human Rights Watch, 2012
In July 2012 photographer Zalmai and Human Rights Watch partnered to produce "Hate on the Streets, Xenophobic Violence in Greece." In the months between October and December 2011, NGOs in Greece recorded 63 incidents of xenophoblic related violence in Athens and Patras.
Human Rights Watch, 2011
Darfur Bleeds was made through a collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington and Human Rights Watch in Chad.
Human Rights Watch, 2011
"In Silence, Maternal Mortality in India" was made through a partnership between photographer Susan Meiselas and reporter Dumeetha Luthra for Human Rights Watch.
"A Village Destoryed" documented the war crimes committed during the Kosovo War in 1999. The book was published in 1999, with essays by Fred Abrahams and Eric Stover.The images were also used in Human Rights Watch's report of the Serbian war crimes in their visual addenddum.
AKA Kurdistan, 1998
AKA Kurdistan is a website that "provides the opportunity to build a collective memory with a people who hae no national archive."