Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship Accepting Entries


The Magnum Foundation, in partnership with The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism, is now accepting entries for the Photography and Social Justice Fellowship for early-career photographers or individuals trained in allied disciplines who are motivated to deepen their engagement with photography and visual storytelling.

The programme builds capacity and community among a diverse, international network of fellows who have not had access to mentorship or training in photography but can demonstrate a commitment to activism and social justice.

Fellows will attend weekly online meetings in April and May, followed by two workshops in New York – one in the summer and one the following winter – at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Over the course of six months, fellows will also produce a body of work that aims to advance social justice in their communities under mentorship from Magnum Foundation’s network.

Interested applicants must be early-career documentary photographers, artists, and photojournalists; activists who use photography in their change-making practice; Journalists who would like to deepen their engagement with photography; scholars who incorporate images and image-making in their research and scholarship.

Preference is given to those who have not had previous opportunity to do a formal course of study in photography at the university level.

The organisers are especially seeking applications from people of color, women, individuals who are part of social, political, or cultural groups who are currently or historically oppressed or excluded, and individuals who are LGBTQ or non-binary. Refugees can also apply.

Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English. All instruction will be in English and there will be no simultaneous translation for instruction or discussion during the course sessions.

Application closes on November 30, 2017.

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