At PhotoVoice we believe in the power of photography to generate positive social change. We want the voices of underrepresented and marginalised communities to be feeding into the discussions that are about them.
That is why we are delighted to share information about the Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program, aimed at supporting photographers whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography. The program especially aims to support people from black, asian and ethnic minority (BAME) groups, women, gender non-conforming individuals, LGBTQ individuals or religious minority groups.
Through mentorship and training the Fellowship will support photographers in producing work in their home communities. An emphasis will be placed on representing nuances in their own cultures and come from a place of deep connection, personal knowledge and experience of their community.
This is a unique opportunity to learn and gain support from the renowned, Magnum Foundation. Fellows will receive training in New York City (expenses paid) and online sessions.
Fellowships such as this are essential in diversifying the photography industry; ensuring that the perspectives of those currently or historically oppressed shape modern thinking.
The Magnum Foundation wants to see effective and creative leaders, ready to become models for other practitioners. If this sounds like you, make sure you submit by November 30th.
We are excited to see the important work produced.
Deadline: November 30th
Featured image: Photo by Zhou Na from her project about the long-term impact of two explosions that ripped through apartment buildings in Tianjin, a port city in northeastern China, just before midnight on August 12, 2015. 100 broken windows in the apartment building close to the explosion site. China.