Magnum Foundation

Expanding creativity & diversity in documentary photography


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Magnum Foundation expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grant-making, mentoring, and creative collaborations, we partner with socially engaged image-makers experimenting with new models for storytelling. We are committed to supporting a global network of social justice and human rights-focused photographers. We are also active participants in our local arts and activist community on New York City's Lower East Side. As we expand possibilities for the next generation of photographers, we also work to preserve the histories of humanistic and documentary photography, including the larger Magnum Photos community. Our work is grounded in the belief that images are a powerful tool for engaging issues and ideas. Stories told in creative new ways by image-makers working within their own communities have the possibility to transform how we see and understand the world.

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