Photo by Cheng Xinhao

The Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography supports photographers to address pressing social issues that are impacting China and its relations with the world that have not received the attention they deserve.

At a moment when the world is more engaged with China than ever before, Magnum Foundation has joined together with ChinaFile, a project of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society, to provide two fellowship grants each year to photographers to support the creation of new work. This fellowship is supported by Betsy Z. and Edward E. Cohen and named in memory of their daughter.

Applicants are selected from a list submitted by a diverse group of photography professionals and invited to each submit a proposal. Launched in February 2013, ChinaFile's mission is to broaden its readers' understanding of China and to spark new conversation about China's place in the world. 


Yan Cong
Mari Bastashevski

Souvid Datta
Yuyang Liu

Tomoko Kikuchi
Ian Teh