Special Projects spark community engagement and thoughtful debate through partnerships and the innovative use of documentary images in cross-disciplinary exhibitions and events that highlight pressing public concerns.


Documentary photography is uniquely effective for fostering understanding and raising awareness. Drawing on partnerships across disciplines and fields of expertise, Magnum Foundation produces projects, exhibitions, and events that incorporate both archival images and work produced by Magnum Foundation grantees. Be Seen projects take a range of innovative forms to pave new avenues for documentary photography to reach and mobilize a broader audience.