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IM Award Deadline Reminder

from Bees, © Zhe Chen, 2011.IM Award, 2012 Deadline Reminder

The deadline for submissions in 2012 is April 30th. Please look HERE for the full guidelines. The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 11th annual Inge Morath Award. The annual award of $5,000 is awarded by the Magnum Foundation 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.

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,

Inge Morath Award, 2012 Guidelines

The Inge Morath Award, 2012

The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 11th annual Inge Morath Award. The annual award of $5,000 is awarded by the Magnum Foundation 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. The Award is now given by the Magnum Foundation as part of its mission of supporting new generations of socially-conscious documentary photographers, and is administered by the Magnum Foundation in collaboration with the Inge Morath Foundation. Past winners of the Inge Morath Award include: 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 Before the Limit; and Ami Vitale (US, ’02), for Kashmir.


All submissions must be postmarked or delivered by April 30th, 2012.

Form of Submission:

– Images should be sent as a PDF document ONLY (no Quicktime, Powerpoint, or HTML files will be accepted). – The first image of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. – Please do NOT format your document as a slideshow; we’ll do that for you. Also, please do not password-protect your file. – A folder with the individual image files (JPEGs) must accompany the PDF file. – All submissions must consist of work done solely by the submitting photographer. – Photographers represented by Magnum Photos and their immediate relatives are not eligible.

Required Support Material:

– Project description. This should describe the project and 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. – Photocopy or scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2012.

Image File Specifications:

– 40 – 60 images (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum). – In the folder containing 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.). – Please label your CD with your name and contact information before sending it, and please test the CD to ensure that both it and your PDF are functional.

Digital Submission:

– If you wish to submit your files digitally, please compress your complete submission into ONE FILE before sending. – Digital files may be submitted to this address: – It is highly recommended that anyone submitting digitally contact the Inge Morath Foundation to directly confirm that your submission has been received. (Please do NOT contact Magnum.)

Submissions By Mail:

– Submissions may be sent on CD by mail to the address below: Inge Morath Award c/o Magnum Photos 151 West 25th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001 USA

Return of Submissions:

Submissions that are not accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. Applicants waive any claims for loss of or damage to their submissions.

Announcement of Winner:

July 2011 on the web sites of the Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation.

Fine Print:

IM Award recipients 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 Foundation website. IM Award recipients agree that any future publication, exhibition or display of the funded project shall credit the Inge Morath Award 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 Foundation; 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.

Further Information:

IM Foundation Contact Info

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