HUMAN RIGHTS & EDUCATION
About the Program
The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Magnum Foundation present programming in photography and human rights for the third summer, spearheaded again by Professor Fred Ritchin of the Department and Susan Meiselas of the Magnum Foundation.
The Human Rights fellowship is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. The six-week program is comprised of four courses and is designed to enable students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects in pursuit of human rights. Students will propose multimedia or 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 its use as both society and technology evolve. The final component is a discussion and writing course correlating with a public guest lecture series featuring speakers from the fields of photojournalism, law, and media. Scholarship fellows will remain in New York for an additional week to meet with local editors, publishers, and other experts in the field and explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources.
More information about the program, including updates, can be found on the NYU website.
A Cutting Fear By Sim Chi Yin, 2010 Magnum Foundation Human Rights Scholarship
"Zandi", 31, is originally from Gambia. She came to New York eight years ago, using falsified identification papers. Having suffered genital mutilation when she was 14, she does not want her children to go through the same. She has been studying in her time in New York, and continues to wait quietly for a green card. After this multimedia piece was made in June 2010, "Zandi" gave birth to a little girl.
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The Magnum Foundation is pleased to announce the 5 Human Rights Fellows for the 2013 NYU/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Program this summer.
The 2013 HR fellows are:
The 2012 HR fellows were:
The 2011 HR fellows were:
The 2010 HR fellows were:
Quest for Land, 2012
Magnum photographer John Vink has just released new iPad app for his decade long documentary of Cambodian land issues. This app beautifully integrates reports, articles, and 700 images to create a comprehensive history of the complex Cambodian struggle for land.
Download this app here
Human Rights Watch, 2012
In July 2012 photographer Zalmai and Human Rights Watch partnered to produce "Hate on the Streets, Xenophobic Violence in Greece." In the months between October and December 2011, NGOs in Greece recorded 63 incidents of xenophoblic related violence in Athens and Patras.
Human Rights Watch, 2011
Darfur Bleeds was made through a collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington and Human Rights Watch in Chad.
Human Rights Watch, 2011
"In Silence, Maternal Mortality in India" was made through a partnership between photographer Susan Meiselas and reporter Dumeetha Luthra for Human Rights Watch.
"A Village Destoryed" documented the war crimes committed during the Kosovo War in 1999. The book was published in 1999, with essays by Fred Abrahams and Eric Stover.The images were also used in Human Rights Watch's report of the Serbian war crimes in their visual addenddum.
AKA Kurdistan, 1998
AKA Kurdistan is a website that "provides the opportunity to build a collective memory with a people who hae no national archive."