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 Daniel Castro Garcia

The Magnum Foundation Fund supports photographers who are experimenting with new models of socially engaged practice.

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.

2017

grantees

Mari Bastashevski
Marko Drobnjakovic
Carlo Gabuco
Daniel Castro Garcia

Eduardo Hirose
Nneka Iwunna
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok
Musuk Nolte

Alessandra Sanguinetti
Faiham Ebna Sharif

jury

Danielle Jackson

Marisa Mazria Katz

Thomas Keenan

Nominators

Akinbode Akinbiyi
Rodrigo Alonso
Yaelle Amir
Peggi Amison
Iliana Cepero
Michael Famighetti
Genevieve Fussell
Jim Goldberg
Inti Guerrero
 

Sophie Hackett
Francois Hebel
Julien Jourdes
Hester Keiser
Miguel Lopez
Lekgetho Makola
Steven Mayes
Suzana Milevska
Mark Murrmann
 

Gabriela Rangel
Whitney Richardson
Erzen Shkololli
Kamal Sinclair
Amber Terranova
Peter Van Agtmael
Jorge Villacorta
Bas Vroege
Emmeline Yong

 

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