Magnum Foundation Photography & Human Rights, 2015

Magnum Foundation
04 Dec 2014

Magnum Foundation Photography & Human Rights, 2015

Taken in a central Tehran mental hospital in 2012. Many patients in the hospital spend hours motionless. © Abbas Hajimoahammadi

In 2015 Magnum Foundation will offer Human Rights Fellowships for the 6th year of its summer program, Photography & Human Rights at the Department of Photography & Imaging of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, led by Professor Fred Ritchin and Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and President of Magnum Foundation.

During the six-week program, students will explore multimedia and traditional presentation strategies for their photo essays, which they will develop through two studio courses. A lecture course will provide participants with an opportunity to look at photography’s strengths and weaknesses, both real and imagined, in attempting to determine new strategies for impact as both society and technology evolve. The final component is a discussion and writing course correlating with public guest lecture series featuring speakers from the fields of photojournalism, law, and media.

The scholarships cover full tuition for six credits, travel, and room and board during the program. Intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals living and working outside of North America and Western Europe are eligible to apply. Two scholarships supported by Open Society Foundations are awarded to photographers working in China and Egypt, while another scholarship funded by the Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation is earmarked for a female journalist working and living in the Middle East.

Applications for 2015 are now open. Click here to apply.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, December 4th at 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

For more information about the program, please visit the program’s web page through NYU.





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