Photography and Social Justice Fellowship


💡 Fellowship program
⏰ March–September
✏️ open call
📍 Workshop in New York City
💲 5,000 USD awarded

Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.

The program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects in their home communities with support from mentors.

Magnum Foundation covers the cost of travel, tuition, and room and board for the session in New York City. Fellows also receive a modest stipend to support the production of their projects. The program is produced in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY) Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.