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THE Arab Documentary Photography Program
In collaboration with The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund (PCF), we are pleased to open applications for the fifth year of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.
The Arab Documentary Photography Program supports and amplifies creative approaches to visual storytelling that challenge conventional narratives about the Arab region. Selected grantees receive production support for long-term creative projects within an eight-month individual mentorship program with Randa Shaath, Eric Gottesman, Tanya Habjouqa, and Peter van Agtmael. Over the course of their project development, grantees come together for two intensive workshops in Beirut, where they have the opportunity to connect in person with each other and their mentors. To date, the program has supported 38 projects.
Photographers from and working in the Arab region are invited to submit proposals that touch on social issues and realities relevant to the region. For the 2018 cycle, the program opens also to Arab applicants who have had to flee their home countries within the past six years (since 2012) due to political unrest. Proposed projects must still be related to the region.
The Arab Documentary Photography Program values a range of creative approaches, from classical reportage to more conceptual frameworks, using the term documentary to ground projects in contemporary critical issues.
Photographers may propose to work in any narrative style, and even include audio and/or video elements.
Applications are due May 1, 2018. Applications are submitted through the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Applicants must create a user ID to apply. See here for submission guidelines and the application. For more information about previous projects and grantees, please visit www.arabdocphotography.org.
Magnum Foundation partners with schools and other institutions that provide funding and/or academic credit to interns. If you are enrolled in a program that offers college credit and/or a stipend, you are welcome to apply for internships in any of our listed departments. All interns will have access to a range of enrichment activities, including visits to relevant cultural and industry events around New York City, opportunities to share personal work and receive critical feedback from the team, and the chance to pitch and curate film screenings hosted at the office.
Applications are received on a rolling basis.
Please send a resume/CV and a cover letter with the internship name as the subject line, ie. "programs intern," "development intern," or "communications intern" to Alexis Lambrou at email@example.com, stating which internship you're applying for, the nature of your institutional support, your availability, and why you are interested in interning at the Magnum Foundation. Please note that Interns must make a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for the duration of their internship.
The programs internship supports the programs team across all areas of Magnum Foundation’s grantmaking and educational initiatives. Interns can expect to assist in research, production, and logistics for a range of events, including workshops, roundtables, labs, and symposia. Interns will have the opportunity to support our grantees and fellows as they develop their projects. Candidates must have knowledge of the field of documentary photography, an understanding of contemporary global affairs, and an interest in journalism, art, public policy, and social justice movements. We are seeking candidates that are organized, self-motivated, and team players.
The development intern will support the Development Associate and Executive Director in maintaining a smooth workflow for donation processing, database management, and specialized fundraising campaigns. Interns will conduct research to explore new tactics and strategies for both individual and foundation giving. Interns will also work with the full team on logistics and production of special events. Candidates must have an interest in fundraising, development, and nonprofit administration and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. We are seeking applicants that have a strong attention to detail, a high level of organization, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and can demonstrate sensitivity and professionalism in donor relations.
The communications intern will support the Manager of Communications on all public facing campaigns, including social media and blog, press releases, and announcements. Interns will assist in documenting events, drafting copy, recording metrics across digital platforms, and help develop new ideas for engaging with and reaching new audiences. Candidates have excellent writing skills, be well versed in social media platforms, and have experience in effectively managing branded accounts. We are seeking applicants that have basic photography and video skills, are extremely organized, and demonstrate willingness to learn and take direction from staff.
There are no open positions at this time.