Open Call: 2024 Inge Morath Award

Deadline Date: April 30, 2024

Donor Name: Magnum Foundation

Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Estate are pleased to announce the 23rd annual Inge Morath Award, a grant given to a woman or nonbinary photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project.

The recipient and finalist are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers, the Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation, and Inge Morath Estate.

The award is administered by the Magnum Foundation as part of its mission to expand creativity and diversity in documentary photography, in cooperation with the Inge Morath Estate. For more about Morath’s enduring endurance and influence in a male-dominated industry, read Sumeja Tulic’s piece in the British Journal of Photography in honor of the award’s 20th anniversary.

Funding Information

  • The selected recipient will receive a grant of $7,500, and one finalist will also receive a $1,000 grant in support of their project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Award is open to any photographer that identifies as a woman or nonbinary.
  • All submissions must consist of work done solely by the submitting photographer. IM Award recipient and finalist 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 Estate website. IM Award recipient agree that any future publication, exhibition or display of the funded project shall credit the Inge Morath Estate and the Magnum Foundation. Recipient(s) may be required to provide additional identifying information prior to receiving payment.
  • 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 Estate; 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.
  • Photographers represented by Magnum Photos and their immediate relatives are not eligible. Employees and members of the Magnum Foundation, Magnum Photos and Inge Morath Estate are ineligible to apply for this grant.

For more information, visit Magnum Foundation.

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