Magnum Foundation CFPs: Photography in Collaboration – Migration and Religion

Deadline: 13 July 2018

Magnum Foundation is inviting proposals for Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion, an initiative for photographers to expand upon their practice by working with creative partners from other disciplines.

The foundation is seeking proposals for projects that are careful interdisciplinary explorations at the intersection of migration and religion, broadly defined, and that explore how forms of social organization transform under the pressures and processes of migration. Applicants are encouraged to explore a range of stories that illuminate this theme and to challenge familiar representational tropes.

BBC World Service will produce up to three audio documentaries in collaboration with selected photographers for radio, podcast, and social media transmission. Selected photographers will collaborate with BBC’s audio and digital teams to create innovative audiovisual treatments. Applicants can elect to be considered for this opportunity.

They will support up to five projects that further understanding of the politically significant and vastly complex intersections of migration and religion.

Funding Information

Selected projects will receive project development support and production grants of up to $25,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proposals should be well researched and demonstrate that the applicant has the prior experience and knowledge necessary to complete the project effectively, safely, and ethically.
  • All are welcome to apply.
  • They especially encourage applications from individuals who are part of racial, gender, sexual, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Projects should expand public knowledge on the topic of religion.
  • Proposal articulates topic and proposed story with depth and nuance.
  • Proposed collaboration is innovate and critical for achieving the proposed idea.
  • Applicants’ work should be photography-based, though may include other media or creative approaches. Work should be experimental but aligned with the values and practice of documentary photography.
  • Proposals should articulate specific, creative, and effective plans for how the work will engage audiences.
  • Proposed work should be reasonable to produce within 6 months and within the proposed budget.
  • Proposal should be well researched and demonstrate that applicant has prior experience and knowledge necessary to complete the project effectively, safely, and ethically.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Magnum Foundation.

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