Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellowship 2021:
Applications are invited for the Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellowship 2021 for emerging photographers, artists, journalists and scholars. This opportunity is open to candidates from all over the world to showcase their creativity and innovation in photography. This program especially aims to support people of colour, women, gender non-conforming individuals, LGBTQ individuals, individuals who are part of racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography. Everyone who qualifies for the program’s eligible is welcomed to apply.
Magnum Foundation expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grantmaking, mentoring, and creative collaborations, they partner with socially engaged image-makers experimenting with new models for storytelling. Each year, 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.
The program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse for developing new approaches to socially engaged documentary practice. With intensive mentorship, artist- and expert-led workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and production funds, this program prepares fellows to make effective creative projects and become leaders who inspire social movements, pose difficult questions, and stimulate debate and awareness about pressing social issues.
The program takes place during May through October 2021 in the USA and includes a core seminar course, workshops, mentored project development, and mentored production. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 program will be held remotely and meetings will occur with consideration of participants’ timezones.
- Covers the cost of participation, including all educational and programmatic activities.
- 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 Graduate School of Journalism, so there is a wide range of opportunities.
- Applicants can be documentary photographers, artists, photojournalists, and activists who use photography in their change-making practices, or scholars who incorporate images and image-making in their research and scholarship.
- Self-taught photographers who have not had access to formal training are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English. English is the primary shared language that will be used for discussion among participants during seminars, workshops, and mentor sessions.
- Applicants must be open-minded, willing to experiment, and motivated to participate in critical discussions with colleagues.
Application ends by 1st December 2020 at 11:59 EST.
Interested applicants should visit the official link below for more information and apply: