Tian Xiuyun (L) and his wife sit in the field near their home in a rural village of Jingbian Town, Shan'xi province. They have 6 sons and daughters who left their small village for larger cities to earn money, leaving the old parents behind.
Magnum Foundation is pleased to announce that there will be five Human Rights Fellowships available for the 2013 NYU-MF Photography and Human Rights Program.
The application process will open on November 1 and close December 17.
The Human Rights Fellowship will support 5 individuals to complete the 6-week summer program, Photography and Human Rights, at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU), housing, travel, and living expenses. The fellowship is for individuals seeking to deepen their documentary photography practice of human rights, who have not previously had the benefit of extensive advanced study in this field. The five Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowships are open to applicants who permanently reside outside of North America and Western Europe. Individuals who live and work in North America or Western Europe may still apply to the program, but are not eligible for these human rights fellowships. All applicants must be able to speak and write in English.
The Open Society Foundations, Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal of The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation, have provided generous support for the Human Rights Fellowships.
TO APPLY CLICK HERE.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM (MAY 28- JUNE 27)
The Photography and Human Rights program was started in 2010, spearheaded by Professor Fred Ritchin of the Department and Susan Meiselas of Magnum Foundation.
The six-week program includes three courses designed to enable Human Rights Fellows and other students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects focused on human rights. The program includes three courses:
The Picture Essay for Paper and Pixel, with Professor Fred Ritchin. This course explores different ways of creating long-term photographic essays and case studies of photography projects that have impacted human rights issues.
Directed Projects: The Documentary Essay, with photographer Susan Meiselas. In this production course students will propose and create a narrative on a human rights issue in New York, making photographs and gathering additional audio and visual elements, including video.
Presentation Strategies, with Elizabeth Kilroy. Based on the work produced in the production course, students will develop multimedia and digital distribution strategies.
Human Rights Fellows will remain in New York for a sixth week to explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources in New York City. The fellowship also provides one weekend trip to Charlottesville, Virginia for the LOOK3: Festival of the Photograph.
If you have questions about the Human Rights Fellowship application process please contact humanrights[at]magnumfoundation[dot]org and for more information about the Magnum Foundation, please visit www.magnumfoundation.org.
If you are not eligible for Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship but would like to apply to the Photography and Human Rights program, please follow this link:http://photo.tisch.nyu.edu/object/photomagnum2013.html.