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Magnum Foundation announces 2014 Emergency Fund Grantees & Human Rights Fellows

March 26, 2014

Grantee News From Magnum Foundation:

The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund (EF) awards grants to a diverse group of independent photographers who anticipate critical stories ahead of the media and seek to extend ongoing projects on underreported issues. We believe that powerful images and rigorous documentation can open minds, galvanize communities to action, and plant seeds for positive social change.

Our 2014 EF Grantees are:

Oscar B. Castillo
Our War, Our Pain, Venezuela
Qinggang Chen
Patients at Muli County, China
Edmond Clark
Unseen Spaces of the Global War on Terror, USA/Afghanistan
Carolyn Drake with Ashley Cleek
Invisible Bus, USA
Zann Huizhen Huang
Remember Shatila, Lebanon
Kai Löffelbein
Death Metals, Indonesia
Laura Morton
Wild West Tech, USA
Ed Ou
North, Canada
Alessandro Penso
Refugees in Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Christian Werner
Depleted Uranium – The Silent Genocide, Kosovo

2014 Human Rights Fellows

Fragile Minds: Inside an Iranian Mental Hospital, Tehran, Iran, 2012.
Abbas Hajimohammadisaniabadi

Magnum Foundation offers scholarships to photographers
from non-Western countries to support their participation in the six-week Photography and Human Rights Program.
Co-organized by MF and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, this intensive program focuses students on strategies for creating effective visual storytelling that advances human rights in their home countries.

This year we received nearly 600 applications from across the globe and are excited to announce the following photographers will be joining us this summer:

Mohammed Elshamy,19, Egypt
Abbas Hajimohammadisaniabadi, 30, Iran
Yuyang Liu, 22, China
Loubna Mrie, 22, Syria
Pedro Silveira, 29, Brazil
Sumeja Tulic, 28, Bosnia & Herzegovina

New Partners & Initiatives
Call for Entries:
The Arab Documentary Photography Program

The Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC), in partnership with the Prince Claus Fund and the Magnum Foundation, is launching The Arab Documentary Photography Program, to support creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors’ committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees for financial and professional support to complete their proposed documentary photo-essay projects. Proposals are now being accepted. Click here to apply!

The Abigail Cohen Fellowship in
Documentary Photography

At a moment when the world is more engaged with China than ever before, ChinaFile and the Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in documentary photography. We have joined together to provide grants to enable photographers to address pressing social issues that are impacting China and that have not received the attention they deserve. ChinaFile and the Magnum Foundation will offer two Fellowship grants each year to support the creation of new work. This year’s inaugural Fellows are Ian Teh, a Chinese-Malaysian photographer based in the UK and Tomoko Kikuchi, a Japanese photographer based in China.

Launched in February 2013, ChinaFile is a project of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. ChinaFile’s mission is to broaden its readers’ understanding of China and to spark new conversation about China’s place in the world.

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