Circle of Friends


For me, its focus on funding underrepresented communities and stories makes Magnum Foundation the most important grant making institution in the photography world. It’s a deeply worthy cause.
— Peter van Agtmael, MF board

The Circle of Friends was an idea conceived around a dinner table by a group of Magnum Foundation’s earliest supporters. The Circle of Friends has grown steadily over the years, and with it, so too have the occasions for our members to gather.

Join the Circle of Friends by making a donation of $1,000 or above. From unique salons and artist receptions to book launches and private tours, you will enjoy special invitations throughout the year and opportunities to meet and engage with dedicated documentary photographers.

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A summer evening salon in the Hamptons

A summer evening salon in the Hamptons

An interactive pop-up exhibition of work by our grantees

An interactive pop-up exhibition of work by our grantees

A special gathering with our Photography and Social Justice Fellows

A special gathering with our Photography and Social Justice Fellows