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Announcing 2014 Emergency Fund Grantees

Oscar Castillo, Qinggang Chen, Edmund Clark, Carolyn Drake, Zann Huizhen Huang, Kai Löffelbein, Laura Morton, Ed Ou, Alessandro Penso, Christian Werner

Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund (EF) enables independent documentary photographers to investigate and document under-reported social justice stories by providing seed support, mentoring, and technical assistance. EF projects address critical global issues that have not received the attention they deserve, or budding crises that are still over the horizon. MF’s investment in documentary production is combined with a dedication to the wide distribution of the resulting images. Through MFs partnership-building and assistance, EF-funded photo projects have been featured in such media outlets as The New Yorker, TIME, The Washington Post, National Geographic, World Policy Journal, De Standard, and Stern.

Each year, a diverse group of photography professionals nominate 100 photographers to submit proposals. An independent Editorial Committee selects 8 to 15 photographers to support.

The Emergency Fund is made possible with support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation.



EF 2013
Mari Bastashevski, Philippe Dudouit, Tanya Habjouqa, Tomoko Kikuchi, Olga Kravets, Rafal Milach, Adam Nadel, Giulio Piscitelli, Alex Welsh

EF 2012
Evgenia Arbugaeva, Rena Effendi, Eric Gottesman, Sebastian Liste, Benjamin Lowy, Justin Maxon, Donald Weber

EF 2011
Jonas Bendiksen, Stephen Ferry, Balazs Gardi, Justin Jin, Yuri Kozyrev, Tomas van Hourtryve, Alex Majoli, Julius Mwelu, Emily Schiffer, Ian Teh, Teun Voeten, Zalmai

EF 2010
Cedric Gerbehaye, Bruce Gilden, Sohrab Hura, Krisanne Johnson, Karen Mirzoyan, Dominic Nahr, Saiful Huq Omi, Larry Towell, Shehab Uddin, Kadir van Louizen, Wang Yishu




© Stephen Reiss. 2013 MF Fellow.

The MF Fellowship Program provides intensive mentorship and financial support to emerging photographers at a critical moment in their careers.

The MF Fellowship Program is made possible with support from Select Equity.

(splash image © Yuri Kozyrev)