EF 2015 GRANTEES
Asim Rafiqui, Curran Hatleberg, Elena Perlino, Emine Gozde Sevim, Guy Martin, Massimo Berruti, Matt Black, Nii Obodai Provencal, Pete Muller, Peter DiCampo, and Peter van Agtmael
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