Magnum Foundation
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Magnum Foundation Fund

Through production grants, mentorship, and project development assistance, the Magnum Foundation Fund fosters diversity and creativity in documentary photography and related practices. 

Photo by Juanita Escobar

We are pleased to announce this year's recipients of the Magnum Foundation Fund, eight artists exploring new models of storytelling.

 

Through production grants, mentorship, and project development assistance, the Magnum Foundation Fund fosters diversity and creativity in documentary photography and related practices. In collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund, the Magnum Foundation Fund supports both emerging and experienced practitioners. Each year, a changing international committee of nominators invite photographers to submit proposals for consideration, which are then selected by an independent jury. Selected projects are those that explore new models of storytelling, demonstrate a commitment to social issues, and/or are grounded in the communities they represent. 

The Magnum Foundation Fund is an evolution of our former Emergency Fund program, which was established in 2008 during the widespread collapse of media funding for long-term, in-depth documentary work. Since its inception, the Emergency Fund was a force for sustaining photographers and documentary practice. Increasingly, the ways in which stories are told and distributed is shifting, and the Magnum Foundation is fostering those imagemakers who are developing an expansive and innovative future for the field.

 

2018

grantees

Sagar Chhetri
Juanita Escobar
Diana Markosian
Tiona Nekkia McClodden

The Nepal Picture Library
Sarker Protick
Lindokhule Sobekwa
Martin Weber* 
*in collaboration with Gihan Tubbeh and Roberto Huarcaya

jury

Prerana Reddy 

Joshua Chuang

Kira Pollack

Nominators

Amy Connors
Anna-Alix Kofi
Azu Nwagbogu
Bronwyn La-Vijoen
Darcy Killeen
Eli Reed
Federica Chiocchetti
Feki Olfa
Gerardo Mosquera
Hannah Frieser

Ingrid Kopp
Jacqueline Bates
Jae-hyn Seok
Jennifer Samuel
Jim Goldberg
Laurence Cornet
Mandy Rose
Mikiko Kikuta
Nato Thompson
Nayantara Kakshapati

Osvaldo Sanchez
Pablo Leon de Barra
Peter Van Agtmael
Rosie Gordon Wallace
Shane Lavalette
Sohrab Hura
Stephanie Heimann
Susanna Gold
Tom Griggs
Yan Yan Yip

 

2017

Mari Bastashevski
Marko Drobnjakovic
Carlo Gabuco
Daniel Castro Garcia

Eduardo Hirose
Nneka Iwunna
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok
Musuk Nolte

Alessandra Sanguinetti
Faiham Ebna Sharif

 

2016

Poulomi Basu                
Endia Beal
Injinaash Bor
Alejandro Cegarra
Chien-Chi Chang
Joana Choumali

Jordi Ruiz Cirera
Thomas Dworzak
Danny Wilcox Frazier
Ziyah Gafic
Brigitte Grignet
Eric Gyamfi

Yael Martinez
Nadege Mazars
Showkat Nanda
Katie Orlinsky
Prasiit Sthapit
Angelos Tzortzinis

 

2015

Peter Van Agtmael
Matt Black
Massimo Berruti

Peter DiCampo
Curran Hatleberg
Guy Martin
Pete Muller

Elena Perlino
Nii Obodai Provencal
Asim Rafiqui
Emine Gozde Sevim

 

2014

Alessandro Penso
Carolyn Drake
Christian Werner
Ed Ou

Edmund Clark
Kai Löffelbein
Laura Morton
Oscar Castillo

Qingang Chen
Zann Huizhen Huang

 

2013

Mari Bastashevski
Olga Kravets
Philippe Dudouit

Adam Nadel
Alex Welsh
Giulio Piscitelli

Rafal Milach
Tanya Habjouqa
Tomoko Kikuchi

 

2012

Ben Lowy
Donald Weber
Eric Gottesman

Evgenia Arbugaeva
Justin Maxon

Rena Effendi
Sebastian Liste

 

2011

Jonas Bendiksen
Julius Mwelu
Justin Jin
Stephen Ferry

Teun Voeten
Tomas Van Houtryve
Alex Majoli
Balazs Gardi

Emily Schiffer
Ian Teh
Yuri Kozyrev
Zalmai

 

2010

Bruce Gilden
Cedric Gerbehaye
Dominic Nahr
Kadir van Lohuizen

Karen Mirzoyan
Krisanne Johnson
Larry Towell
Saiful Huq Omi

Shehab Uddin
Sohrab Hura
Wang Yishu