Magnum Foundation

Our Work

Our programming has benefitted more than 500 photographers worldwide through grantmaking, mentorship, and strategic collaborations.



Since 2010, Magnum Foundation has made more than 250 direct grants to photographers.Through production funds and project development assistance, we support both emerging and recognized artists at various stages of their processes.

We work with an international committee of nominators to ensure we are inviting proposals from people whose authorship is underrepresented within the field of documentary photography. Over 60% of grantees are from outside the US and Western Europe, with emphasis on photographers working within their own communities.

Selected projects engage with a range of styles, from classic reportage to more conceptual frameworks, and explore new visual approaches, such as collaborating with other disciplines or experimenting with emerging technologies.

Iā€™m super grateful to Magnum Foundation for helping me kickstart a project like this, which I only had as files stashed under my pillows! And for helping me to start important conversations like this that need to be had. My project has definitely challenged the way people perceive queer people [in Ghana].
— Eric Gyamfi