Magnum Foundation

Magnum Foundation

16th Annual Inge Morath Award


Daniella Zalcman received the 2016 Inge Morath Award for “Signs of Your Identity,” a series of multiple exposure portraits showing survivors of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools still fighting to overcome the trauma of their experiences.

Apply here by April 30, 2017.

We are pleased to announce the 16th annual Inge Morath Award, presented in partnership with the Inge Morath Foundation. The Award is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Awardee and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers, the executive director i of the Magnum Foundation, and the Inge Morath Foundation.

Inge Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum Photos for nearly fifty years. After her death in 2002, the Inge Morath Foundation was established with a limited-term mission to manage Morath’s estate and facilitate the study and appreciation of her contribution to photography. The Inge Morath archive was acquired by the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and a set of Morath’s master prints by the Yale University Art Gallery, where they are now available to scholars.

Application guidelines:

  1. Presentation guidelines and image specifications are given at our page.
  2. All submissions must be made online using the interface at
  3. The Award is given to a female photographer to complete a long-term documentary project. Proposals and accompanying material should present only the project for which the Award is being requested.
  4. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2017 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you’re turning 30, then you’re no longer eligible to submit a proposal).