Claire Martin Shares the Impact of the Inge Morath Award on her Career

“Winning the Inge Morath award in 2010 has been instrumental in my career and work as a photographer. Having the approval of the entire Magnum Collective gave me confidence in my own work, and as a young emerging female photographer, this was a REALLY important change for me.

Not only did the award open doors for me professionally, but it networked me with the past winners (whose work I had aspired to and admired) through Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project. Collaborating on a large project with other women in my field gave me a strong sense of community, and a diverse set of working knowledge to be inspired by and learn from.”

- Claire Martin, 2010 Inge Morath Award winner

See the winning selections of Claire’s projects “The Downtown East Side” and “Slab City” here.

The Inge Morath Award was established by the members of Magnum Photos in tribute to their colleague, who was associated with Magnum for more than fifty years. Funded by the photographers, the Award is administered by the Inge Morath Foundation in cooperation with the Magnum Foundation, New York.

The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos and a representative of the Morath Foundation at the Magnum annual meeting.

Apply here by April 30, 2015!

Simone Salvo