Good news : a new award/grant has been made available!
Established by Magnum Photos and HP with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring change through campaigns using photography as an expressive medium.
The inaugural theme for the award is Communities.
Criteria for Evaluation
» Excellence & inventiveness in building a photographic narrative.
» Singularity of vision and compassion for the subjects.
» Ability to produce a thought-provoking visual presentation.
The winner of the Magnum Expression Award will receive an HP Designjet Z3200. Photo Printer and a package of media supplies provided by HP. The winner will also receive a $10,000 cash prize to support continued work on the winning project; the opportunity to produce a multimedia essay of the winning entry in collaboration with Magnum’s Magnum in Motion team; sponsorship for the production of exhibition prints on an HP Designjet Z3200 for a solo exhibition of the winning entry; a $3000 credit for production of the winning essay in book form on HP Indigo printers in collaboration with Blurb.com; a customizable PhotoShelter pro account and website for one year; and advice and mentorship from a Magnum photographer regarding the continuation of the winning project.
There are no fees for entry into the Magnum Expression Award competition. The closing date for 2009 submissions is 30th of September, 2009.
More info on the website as well as a PDF with the terms and conditions
The Magnum Expression Photography Award mission is to discover and illuminate compelling documentary photography employed in innovative ways to affect social awareness and propel humanitarian compassion.