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Human Rights Photograpy Fellowships


In 2014 Magnum Foundation will offer five Human Rights Fellowships for the fifth year of its summer program, Photography and 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.

The Human Rights Fellowship is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. The six-week program is comprised of three courses and is designed to enable students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects in pursuit of human rights. 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.

Human Rights Fellows will remain in New York for an additional week after the coursework is completed to meet with local editors, publishers, and other experts in the field and explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources.


The fellowship covers full tuition for six credits, travel, room and board during the program.


The program is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. Students from the United States, Canada or Western Europe are not eligible.


1. Contact/Basic information

2. Documentary Photography Project
Applicants must upload no more than 15 images from a documentary photography project. Images must be saved at 72 dpi at 900 pixels wide in jpg format.
Please make sure your image files are named as follows: Last NameFirstName_001, 002, etc. (eg. SmithJohn_001.jpg)

3. Short written essays AND project description for submitted documentary photography project
ALL answers MUST be written in English. Please stay within a 150-word limit per question.

4. Resume/CV
Applicant must include educational background and work history in resume/CV.

Please also provide email and phone numbers for two references.

Please label your resume/CV as follows: Last NameFirst Name_Resume, (eg. SmithJohn_Resume.pdf).

More information


9 December 2013

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