The Inge Morath Award
The Inge Morath Award was established by the members of Magnum Photos in tribute to their colleague, who was associated with Magnum for more than fifty years. Funded by the photographers, the Award is administered by the Inge Morath Estate in cooperation with Magnum Foundation, New York.
The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos and a representative of the Morath Estate at the Magnum annual meeting.
The call for submissions and guidelines are announced annually by Magnum Foundation and Inge Morath Estate on their web sites, usually in January/February. Winners of the Award are announced in July/August.
Past Recipients and their proposals:
Tamara Merino (US), Winner, for Underland
Neha Hirve (India/Sweden), Finalist, for In a light that is leaving
Alex Potter (US), Winner, for Once a Nation
Kimberly dela Cruz (Philippines), Finalist, for Death of a Nation
Tamara Merino (Chile), Finalist, for Underland
Ioanna Sakellaraki (Greece/UK), Finalist, for The Truth is in the Soil
No Award given.
Lauren Pond (US), Finalist, for Faith and Its Price
Zhe Chen (China), Winner, for Bees.
Lurdes R. Basolí (Spain), Winner, for Caracas, The City of Lost Bullets.
Claire Martin (Australia), Winner, for Selections from The Downtown East Side and Slab City.
Kathryn Cook (US), Winner for Memory Denied: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide.
Leonie Purchas (UK), Finalist, for In the Shadow of Things.
Alice Smeets (Belgium), 2008 Finalist, for Growing Up in Haiti.
Olivia Arthur (UK), Winner, for The Middle Distance.
Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan), Finalist, for Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives Along the Pipeline in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
Newsha Tavakolian (Iran), Finalist, for Iran: Girl Power!
Mimi Chakarova (US), Winner, for Sex Trafficking in Eastern Europe.
Jessica Dimmock (US), Finalist, for The Ninth Floor.
Shannon Taggart (US), Finalist, for The Spiritualists.
Yue Ren (China), Finalist, for Gay Scene in Beijing.
Claudia Guadarrama (Mexico), Winner, for Before the Limit.
No Award given.
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Ami Vitale (US), Winner for Kashmir.