Magnum Foundation Fellowship: Call for Applications

Jessica Bal

Jessica Bal

We're accepting applications for the fall 2019 session of the Magnum Foundation Fellowship, a program offering mentorship and stipends to early-career practitioners who are at a critical moment in their development as photographers. This fellowship is designed for New York City-based photographers to work in the Magnum Foundation office while also developing their own photographic project in the city.

During the fellowship, fellows produce an in-depth project local in New York City that demonstrates a commitment to social issues and community based work. Fellows are encouraged to build relationships with their subjects in the field, build partnerships with relevant organizations, and experiment with new narrative forms and storytelling techniques. Fellows receive mentorship and project development support from Magnum Foundation staff and extended network throughout the duration of the fellowship.

In addition to producing a project, fellows are considered an integral part of the team and are expected to make significant contributions to the day-today work we do at Magnum Foundation. The fellows work on range of projects in the New York office including research on social issues, exploration of emerging technologies and platforms, multimedia production, and event production. Candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: video production, graphic design, emerging technology, and research. Candidates will be paired with Magnum Foundation projects according to their expertise and interests.



The fellowship runs from mid-September to mid-November.
12 weeks, 20 hours/week on personal project development, and 20 hours/week on Magnum Foundation projects


$500/week for a total of $6,000

The fellowship does not provide room and board or transportation to and from Magnum Foundation’s office. Fellows are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and travel.


Applications are due August 15, 2019.
You will need to submit your resume, a cover letter, a project proposal, and an edit of past work. Fellows are chosen by an internal selection team. Any questions can be addressed to Noelle Flores Théard at or 212-219-1248.

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