Inge Morath Award 2019
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About the Award
The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Estate are pleased to announce the 18th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Awardee and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers, the Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation, and Inge Morath Estate.
Inge Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum Photos for nearly fifty years. After her death in 2002, the Inge Morath Foundation was established with a limited-term mission to manage Morath’s estate and facilitate the study and appreciation of her contribution to photography. With the closure of the research space in 2014, all ongoing activities of the estate were folded into the Legacy Program of the Magnum Foundation, New York. The Inge Morath archive was acquired by the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and a set of Morath’s master prints by the Yale University Art Gallery, where they are now available to scholars.
Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honor.
The Award is administered by the Magnum Foundation as part of its mission to expand creativity and diversity in documentary photography, in cooperation with the Inge Morath Estate.
Past recipients of the Inge Morath Award include:
Melissa Spitz (US, 18'), for You Have Nothing to Worry About, Johanna-Maria Fritz (Germany, ‘17), for Like a Bird, Daniella Zalcman (US, ‘16), for Signs of Your Identity, Danielle Villasana (US, '15), for A Light Inside, Shannon Jensen (US, '14), for A Long Walk; Isadora Kosofsky (US, '12), for Selections from “TheThree” and “This Existence;” Zhe Chen (China, '11) for Bees; Lurdes R. Basolí (Spain, '10) for Caracas, The City of Lost Bulletsand Claire Martin (Australia, '10) for Selections from The Downtown East Side and Slab City; Emily Schiffer (US, '09) for Cheyenne River; Kathryn Cook (US, '08) for Memory Denied: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide; Olivia Arthur (UK, '07) for The Middle Distance; Jessica Dimmock (US, '06) for The Ninth Floor; Mimi Chakarova (US, '06) for Sex Trafficking in Eastern Europe; Claudia Guadarrama (MX, '05) for Before the Limit; and Ami Vitale (US, '02), for Kashmir.
All proposals must be submitted by April 30th, 2019.
Announcement of Winner:
The recipient of the Inge Morath Award will be announced on the web sites of Magnum Foundation and Inge Morath Estate in July, 2019.
All submissions must consist of work done solely by the submitting photographer.
Photographers represented by Magnum Photos and their immediate relatives are not eligible.
IM Award recipient and finalists grant the Magnum Foundation a license to reproduce, display and distribute their submissions solely in connection with the administration and judging of the Inge Morath Award, including on the Magnum Foundation website and the Inge Morath Estate website.
IM Award recipient agree that any future publication, exhibition or display of the funded project shall credit the Inge Morath Estate and the Magnum Foundation.
Upon completion of the funded project, a final (digital) copy must be provided to the Magnum Foundation. The Foundation, in furtherance of its charitable purposes, may, in the future, (1) display the project on its website and make it available for display on the website of the Inge Morath Estate; and (2) publicly display the project (or excepts from it) in connection with exhibitions or promotional materials related to the Inge Morath Award. The Foundation will credit the artist as the author and copyright holder of her photographs.
IM Award recipients may be required to provide additional identifying information prior to receiving payment.
We will not be accepting submissions by mail. For further inquiry please contact us.
- The first page of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. Each subsequent page should present a single photograph (unless groups of images are required), using the full frame of the PDF page.
- Please do NOT format your PDF as a slideshow. Also, please do not password-protect your file.
- Your image submission must include 20 photographs that support your current proposal (1500 pixels on the longest side @72 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum).
- Create a folder containing your individual images. Please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.).
Required Support Material:
- Project description (250-300 words). This should be concise but descriptive in how the Award will be used to complete work on the project.
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) including name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
- Scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2019 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you're turning 30, then you're no longer eligible to submit a proposal).