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Announcing the 2018 Inge Morath Award

Alongside the Inge Morath Estate, we are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Inge Morath Award, Melissa Spitz, and finalists Peyton Fulford and Emily Kinni. From a pool of 98 applications from 31 countries, Melissa, Peyton, and Emily were selected by the membership of Magnum Photos at their Annual General Meeting to honor the legacy of their colleague, Inge Morath.

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Simone Salvo
Magnum Foundation Fellowship

We're accepting applications for the fall and spring sessions of the Magnum Foundation Fellowship, a program offering mentorship and stipends to early-career practitioners. Fellows produce an in-depth project local to New York City and work part-time alongside the Magnum Foundation team on programming and events.

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Simone Salvo
Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion

Magnum Foundation is accepting proposals for Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion, an initiative for photographers to expand upon their practice by working with creative partners from other disciplines. We will support up to five projects that further understanding of the politically significant and vastly complex intersections of migration and religion. Selected projects will receive production grants of up to $25,000.

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Simone Salvo
Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train: The People’s View

50 years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train traveled from New York to Washington, DC, passing the nearly one million Americans lining the tracks to pay their respects. Looking at the iconic works of Paul Fusco that captured the scenes from the train windows, artist Rein Jelle Terpstra observed that many of the subjects too were holding cameras. He spent years tracking down more than two hundred vernacular images, home movies, and personal recollections to construct another vantage point of this historic day.

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Simone Salvo
Announcing the 2018 Magnum Foundation Fund Grantees

Magnum Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 grantees of the Magnum Foundation Fund, a program that supports photographers to expand creativity and diversity in the field. In collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund, the Magnum Foundation Fund provides grants and project development support to both emerging and experienced practitioners, with an emphasis on photographers working within their communities.

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Simone Salvo
Announcing the 2018 Photography and Social Justice Fellows

Magnum Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Photography and Social Justice Fellows, ten emerging and early career photographers, artists, journalists, and activists who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. Selected from over 600 applicants, they join 29 other young image-makers from 19 different countries that have been trained through this program since 2010 to be effective storytellers, creative leaders, and changemakers.

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Simone Salvo
Projects Developed at the Counter-Histories Lab

On April 16 and 17 in collaboration with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, sixteen photographers, artists, academics, and media professionals chosen from an open call participated in an intensive, experimental laboratory to explore strategies for applying new digital tools to image-based stories.

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Simone Salvo
Arab Documentary Photography Program Grantees Gather in Beirut

In early April, grantees and mentors of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) gathered together in Beirut for their second workshop of the program. In a series of editing sessions, group critiques, and one-to-one meetings with their program mentors and advisors, grantees propelled their projects forward and planned next steps for completing or embarking on another phase of work.

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Simone Salvo
Photography Expanded: Counter-Histories

We’re pleased to announce Photography Expanded: Counter-Histories, a project development lab for select participants and a full-day symposium open to the public. Both events will engage with projects that challenge the status quo, question official histories, disrupt power structures embedded in archives—and explore the radical possibility of alternative narratives.

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Simone Salvo