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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

IM Award Exhibition at Fotohof, Salzburg

The Inge Morath Award: Olivia Arthur, Lurdes R. Basoli, Zhe Chen, and Emily Schiffer

An exhibition of new work by past recipients of the Inge Morath Award to celebrate the opening of the new Fotohof, on Inge Morath Platz in Salzburg! Please join us at the reception for this exciting program!

Thursday, April 19, 7 pm, by Vice Governor David Brenner

Friday, April 20, 10-12 am, with Olivia Arthur, Lurdes R. Basoli and Emily Schiffer, as well as John Jacob (Director of the Inge Morath Foundation, New York).

In the Fotohof Library: Inge Morath – Guerre à la tristesse (1955).

Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3, 5020 Salzburg/Austria
Tel +43 662 849296, Fax +43 662 849296-4,

Emily Schiffer’s “See Potential” on Kickstarter

Support Emily Schiffer’s “See Potential” on Kickstarter

We are excited to announce the launch of Emily Schiffer’s Kickstarter campaign:

Emily was a Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund photographer in 2011, and a recipient of the Inge Morath Award in 2009. If you haven’t seen it, please take this opportunity to view the slideshow of Emily’s acclaimed Cheyene River.

Emily’s new project, SEE POTENTIAL, addresses the absence of affordable, healthy foods on Chicago’s South Side. Emily will partner with community leaders and collaborate with other photographers to create large-scale, public photography installations that will visualize positive change and mobilize the South Side community. SEE POTENTIAL is an extension of a project begun last summer with support from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund.

The Kickstarter proposal is a campaign for support and also an open call to all who have produced substantive documentary photographs of the South Side community to contribute to the project.

Please learn more about SEE POTENTIAL here:, watch the Magnum In Motion produced video. Please contribute, and also and help support Emily’s project

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Inge Morath/20×200 Print Benefit for Magnum Foundation Announced

Presenting A Print Sale to Benefit the Magnum Foundation, New York

When: November 11, 2011, 6 to 9pm
Where: Magnum Gallery, 13 Rue d’Abbaye, Paris 75006, France

For More Information: 20×200 Blog On November 11, 6 to 9pm, the Inge Morath Foundation and Jen Bekman’s 20×200 project will present a limited edition of two photographs by Magnum photographer Inge Morath. Sales of the edition will directly benefit the Legacy Program of the Magnum Foundation, New York. Three print sizes will be offered, and prices will start at $100 for the pair.

The editioned photographs are from Inge Morath’s Bal d’Hiver (1955) a never published story that is currently featured in Issue 17 of Esopus magazine (USA), and in the December issue of Vogue Magazine, Italy. The Bal d’hover was organized in Paris as a benefit for war orphans, performed on ice by European royalty, in costumes donated by couturiers including Hubert de Givenchy and Christian Dior, and attended by an international roster of celebrities, from the Countess d’Paris to film star Charles Chaplin. Continue reading Inge Morath/20×200 Print Benefit for Magnum Foundation Announced

Inge Morath on LightBox

Inge Morath’s Bal d’Hiver featured on LightBox

Please check out the slideshow of Inge Morath’s Bal d’Hiver on’s LightBox. A twenty-page spread will appear in issue 17 of Esopus magazine, and a small exhibition at Esopus Space deom November 2 – December 15. If you’re unable to attend the exhibition, here’s how to buy a copy of the magazine.

Inge Morath “Bal d’Hiver” at Esopus Space, NYC


NOVEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 15, 2011 at
Esopus Space Reception November 2, 6 – 8pm

“The Paris social season opened with a big, elegant splash last Tuesday. The Baronne de Gabrol, President of ESSOR, an association for the protection of France’s abandoned children, sponsored the Winter Ball, at which some of the most distinguished names in Europe amused themselves for the benefit of needy children.” So begins Inge Morath’s description of the Bal d’Hiver, a dance on ice performed in 1955 by European royalty, in costumes donated by couturiers including Hubert de Givenchy and Christian Dior, and attended by an international roster of celebrities, from the Countess d’Paris to film star Charlie Chaplin. The exhibition at Esopus Space will consist of fourteen 22″ x 35″ prints from the acclaimed photographer’s original series, which has never been exhibited or published. The exhibition accompanies a piece in Esopus 17 that features even more images from the series, along with facsimile reproductions of Morath’s descriptive texts for Magnum Photos and a drop-out contact sheet from the photographer’s archives. Esopus Space is located at 64 West 3rd Street, #210 New York, NY 10012. Photo © The Inge Morath Foundation/Magnum Photos.

Robert Seydel – Book of Ruth at Printed Matter

Robert Seydel: Book of Ruth at Printed Matter, NYC

Please join us in attending a book launch and a conversation about the late Robert Seydel, his work, process, and influences with poet Peter Gizzi, artist Richard Kraft, and poet and senior editor of BOMB Magazine Mónica de la Torre.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. The conversation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Printed Matter is located 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, NYC 10011. Phone: (212) 925-0325.

Published just months after Robert Seydel’s unexpected and sudden death, Book of Ruth is a debut book that cannot be contained in any single category. A first person narrative of sorts, it uses collages, drawings, and journal entries to create an intimate portrait of an unknown woman for whom the distances between the ordinary and extraordinary, the ecstatic and the desolate, loneliness and embrace is infra-thin. The detritus from which Seydel fashions Ruth’s art and narrates her inner life shine like the pages of an illuminated manuscript, revealing as much about the imagination of an artist as about the tenuous creation of self. Continue reading Robert Seydel – Book of Ruth at Printed Matter

Zhe Chen Bees at Beaugeste, Shanghai

Zhe Chen Bees at Beaugeste Gallery, Shanghai

Beaugeste is honored to invite you to the opening of Zhe Chen’s exhibition: (Recipient of the 2011 Inge Morath Award from Magnum Foundation) – Saturday 3rd of September 2011 from 3PM to 8PM

“Brought up in Beijing, China, Zhe Chen is a photo-based artist currently living in Los Angeles. In the past four years, Zhe has created a series of projects focusing on body modification, human hair, identity confusion, post-traumatic stress disorder, and memory. Zhe’s winning project is a document of self-mortification among a community of disaffected Chinese. The difficult nature of her subject is made more complex by Chen’s lyrical approach, identifying the physical self-destruction of her subjects as an act of spiritual cleansing.” That is how in some sixty words the Inge Morath Foundation and the Magnum Foundation have summarized the essence of Zhe Chen’s early master piece Bees in their introduction to the 2011 Award presented to her. Continue reading Zhe Chen Bees at Beaugeste, Shanghai

View York Exhibition & Book in Munich

Forthcoming from Galerie CLAIR, Munich

As a world stage, New York seems to provide an almost inexhaustible source of inspiration to photographers from a wide variety of backgrounds. This catalogue reveals the views of international photographers and authors who feel like New Yorkers. Some of them live or have lived there, many however are just passers-by, who have cultivated a secret pact with this city as they return over and over again. Featuring selected works from the years 1954–2010, including some previously unpublished works by renowned photographers, VIEW YORK offers nine personal insights into the essence of this super-metropolis.

Leonard Freed, Gundula Friese, Erich Hartmann, Guy Le Querrec, Andrew Lichtenstein, Inge Morath, Hally Pancer, Klavdij Sluban and Patrick Zachmann

Gundula Friese, Ruth Bains Hartmann, Andrew Lichtenstein, Anna-Patricia Kahn, Arthur Miller, Hally Pancer, Klavdij Sluban and Patrick Zachmann

Exhibition Dates:
15 September to 22 October 2011, Galerie CLAIR, Munich
from 15 September 2011, German-American Institute, Tübingen
from 25 April 2012, German-American Institute, Freiburg

Publisher: Kerber Verlag