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2016 Inge Morath Award Announced

2016 Inge Morath Award Recipient Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Inge Morath Award, Daniella Zalcman, for her project “Signs of Your Identity.” This year’s finalists are Gabriella Demczuk (US), for her proposal “Baltimore Sings the Blues” and Tamara Merino (Chile), for her proposal “Underland.” Each year, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the membership of Magnum Photos, Magnum Foundation, and the Inge Morath Foundation. The Award of $5,000 is given to a woman photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. This year, there were 114 applicants from around 30 different countries.
© Daniella Zalcman from "Signs of Your Identity", 2016.
© Daniella Zalcman
Kristen Lubben, Executive DIrector of the Magnum Foundation, says “Zalcman’s multiple exposure black-and-white portraits of native Canadian survivors of residential schools are layered with images that evoke the dislocation and cultural and physical violence of their shared past. We are pleased to be able to recognize Zalcman’s creative approach to addressing memory and trauma, and to support her in expanding this thoughtful and distinctive project. We join the membership of Magnum Photos and the Inge Morath Foundation in honoring Inge’s legacy through this award.”
© Daniella Zalcman from "Signs of Your Identity", 2016.
© Daniella Zalcman
In her successful proposal for the award, Zalcman writes that “In Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, various iterations of the Indian Residential School system were created — usually church-run boarding schools meant to forcibly assimilate indigenous children into Western culture. These students were punished for speaking their native languages or observing any indigenous traditions, routinely physically and sexually assaulted, and in some extreme instances subjected to medical experimentation and sterilization. The last residential school in Canada didn't close until 1996. The U.S. government still operates 59 Indian Boarding Schools today. A disproportionate number of residential school survivors and their immediate family struggle with PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. I create multiple exposure portraits of former students still fighting to overcome the memories of their residential school experiences. These are the echoes of trauma that remain even as the healing process begins.” Born in Washington, D.C., Daniella Zalcman studied architecture at Columbia University. She is the recipient of the 2016 Foto Evidence Book Award and a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, CNN, BBC, National Geographic, and Der Spiegel, among others. She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop and is a member of the Boreal Collective. Daniella is currently based out of London and New York.
© Gabriella Demczuk from "Baltimore Sings the Blues", 2016.
© Gabriella Demczuk
Gabriella Demczuk’s “Baltimore Sings the Blues” takes a closer look at the issues and changes Baltimore’s underserved communities are facing after the national attention surrounding Freddie Gray’s death.
© Tamara Merino from "Underland", 2016.
© Tamara Merino
Chilean photographer Tamara Merino’s project “Underland” documents a town called Coober Pedy in the middle of the Australian outback. It is home to 47 different nationalities of immigrants, ex-prisoners, and veterans of World War II who have decided to escape their past lives and take refuge in this remote and unique place. The honored proposals by Zalcman, Demczuk, and Merino, as well as projects by selected other applicants, will be presented in IM Magazine over the coming year.

The Inge Morath Award, 2016 Guidelines

The Inge Morath Award, 2016 Guidelines

The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 15th annual Inge Morath Award. The Award of $5,000 is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation. 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 to manage Morath's estate and facilitate the study and appreciation of her contribution to photography. Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honor. TMagnum Foundation Logohe Award is now administered by the Magnum Foundation as part of its mission of supporting the next generation of socially-conscious documentary photographers, in cooperation with the Inge Morath Foundation. Past winners of the Inge Morath Award include: 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 Bullets and 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 Beforethe Limit; and Ami Vitale (US, '02), for Kashmir.

IM Award Guidelines:

  1. All submissions must be made online using the interface at Submittable.com.
  2. The Award is given to a female photographer to complete a long-term documentary project. Proposals and accompanying material should present only the project for which the Award is being requested.
  3. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2016 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you're turning 30, then you're no longer eligible to submit a proposal).
  4. Presentation guidelines and image specifications are given at our Submittable.com page.
Submit here: https://ingemorath.submittable.com/submit All IM Award submissions must be received by April 30th, 2016.

2015 Inge Morath Award Announced

2015 Inge Morath Award Winner Announced

The Inge Morath Foundation and The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Inge Morath Award. Each June, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the membership of Magnum Photos during the annual Magnum meeting. The Award of $5,000 is given by the Magnum Foundation, in cooperation with the IM Foundation, to a woman photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. The recipient of the 2015 Inge Morath Award is Danielle Villasana (US), for her proposal “A Light Inside”. The finalist for the IM Award is Sofia Valiente (US), for her proposal “Miracle Village”. Born in Texas, Danielle Villasana double-majored in photojournalism and Spanish at the University of Texas, graduating in 2013. In 2014, she co-founded Everyday Latin America on Instagram, which forms part of The Everyday Projects, a movement founded by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill to combat stereotypes in traditional media. She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and was an attendee at the 2015 New York Portfolio Review. She is currently based out of Lima, Peru. For her proposed project for the Inge Morath Award, Villasana writes: “In Peru, a country with a highly machismo, conservative, religious and transphobic culture, transgender women are extremely marginalized and discriminated by society. Persecution begins early at home and school, causing them to abandon their families and studies.” A Light Inside aims to combat stereotypes of transgender women as hyper-sexualized objects, and explores the complexities of gender identity, pain and rejection. Villasana will use the Inge Morath Award to create more stills and collect interviews for transgender education and community engagement collaborations. “I believe it’s important to work with them not only so that their voices are included but also as a way to empower them through self expression” Villasana writes. Via a low cost pop-up outdoor exhibit in Lima, transwomen will also have an opportunity to speak to majority of Limeños, who may not be able to purchase a book, have access to a gallery or internet. Sofia Valiente is a US photographer, whose “Miracle Village” documents the lives of 12 individuals in a community in South Florida, home to over 150 sex offenders. “Everything in the village is transparent: everyone knows the worst of each other” writes Valiente. Founded five years ago by a Christian ministry, the village seeks to help individuals that have no place to go when they leave prison. The proposals of Danielle Villasana, Sofia Valiente, and selected other applicants will be presented in IM Magazine during 2015/16, launching in September ’15. A total of 81 submissions were presented to the Magnum Foundation, prepared by the Inge Morath Foundation, who also participated in the selection. The winner was selected by the members of Magnum Photos on July 16th, 2015 following the annual Magnum meeting.

Inge Morath – Masquerades at Danziger Gallery

PRESS RELEASE Inge Morath – Masquerades & Enoc Perez – Cut Shapes May 7 – June 13, 2015 Danziger Gallery is pleased to present a two-person show of photographs by Inge Morath and photo collages by Enoc Perez. Created half a century apart, both works share a sense of humor, an interest in concealment, and a delight in cutting and making shapes out of paper. Inge Morath (1923 – 2002) and artist Saul Steinberg (1914 – 1999) engaged in a unique collaboration by having friends and acquaintances don his paper bags drawn with fantastic faces and then posing them for her photographs. In a delightful series of individual and group portraits taken from 1959 to 1963 the images convey both humor and an unnerving psychological depth. We may not know who is beneath each bag, but we seem to know the type they are playing. Between Morath's deadpan style and Steinberg's flights of fantasy they created a veritable encyclopedia of attitudes, postures, and mannerisms. Continue reading Inge Morath – Masquerades at Danziger Gallery

2014 Inge Morath Award Announced

2014 Inge Morath Award Winner Announced

© Shannon Jensen from "A Long Walk", 2014
Saddam Omar walked 8 days from Pi. He is 25 years old.
The Inge Morath Foundation and The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Inge Morath Award. Each June, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the membership of Magnum Photos and the Director of the Inge Morath Foundation during the annual Magnum meeting. The Award of $5,000 is given by the Magnum Foundation, in cooperation with the IM Foundation, to a woman photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. The recipient of the 2014 Inge Morath Award is Shannon Jensen (US), for her proposal “A Long Walk.” The finalist for the IM Award is Elodie Chrisment (France), for her proposal “Pleasure Places - Paris.” Continue reading 2014 Inge Morath Award Announced

Danube Revisited – The Inge Morath Truck project

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Danube Revisited - The Inge Morath Truck project

The Inge Morath Truck Project, is a photographic road trip along the Danube and a traveling exhibition of the work of renowned Magnum photographer Inge Morath, inside a converted 7.5T truck. The exhibition of her work from the Danube will make its way back along the river, accompanied by nine female photographers who will produce new work along the way and promote the power and potential of photography through night projections, artist talks, photo forums and engaging in cultural exchange with institutions and organizations along the route. Details here: http://www.danuberevisited.com/ The photographers participating in Danube Revisited are nine of the past Inge Morath Award winners, who have benefited and grown as a result of the award, and wish to honor the legacy of Inge Morath by retracing her Danube journey. The IM Award winners are Olivia Arthur, Emily Schiffer, Lurdes R Basolí, Claire Martin, Claudia Guadarrama, Ami Vitale, Jessica Dimmock, Mimi Chakarova and Kathryn Cook.

Kickstarter: Support the Project

Kickstarter: http://kck.st/1kSTAv2

2013 Inge Morath Award Announced

2013 Inge Morath Award Announced

The Inge Morath Foundation and The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Inge Morath Award deliberations. The IM Award is administered by the Magnum Foundation, in cooperation with the Inge Morath Foundation, and is given annually to a woman photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. Because of an error by the Foundation regarding eligibility requirements, the Award will not be made to the winner selected by this year’s jury. The Foundation regrets its error, and apologizes to the applicants. Continue reading 2013 Inge Morath Award Announced

2012 Inge Morath Award Announced

2012 Inge Morath Award Winner Announced

The Inge Morath Foundation and the The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012 Inge Morath Award. Each June, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the full membership of Magnum Photos, and the Director of the Inge Morath Foundation, during the annual Magnum meeting. The Award of $5,000 is given by the Magnum Foundation, in cooperation with the IM Foundation, to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. The recipient of the 2012 Inge Morath Award is Isadora Kosofsky (US), for her proposal Selections from “The Three” and “This Existence.” The finalists for the IM Award were Maria Pleshkova (RU), for her project Days of War: A Pillowbook, and Carlotta Zarattini (IT), for her project The White Building. Continue reading 2012 Inge Morath Award Announced