Awards & Competitions

How I Got That Grant: The $5,000 Inge Morath Award

June 15, 2017

By David Walker

© Danielle Villasana

In applying for the grant, applicants must explain what the topic is and why it’s important, and how they would use the award. “The jury needs to be convinced that you know what [you are] doing, what you’re going to do, and the importance of that,” says Danielle Villasana, who won the Inge Morath Award in 2015.

Hard-charging male photojournalists dominate the ranks of Magnum Photos, but the agency supports emerging female talent by funding the annual Inge Morath Award. Administered in partnership with the Inge Morath Foundation, the award honors the memory of Magnum’s first female member, who died in 2002. Past winners include Ami Vitale, Jessica Dimmock, Isadora Kasofsky, Emily Schiffer, Daniella Zalcman, and others....

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