Magnum Foundation Fellowship 2021 for New York City based photographers

Magnum Foundation Fellowship 2021 for New York City based photographers

Deadline: February 25, 2021

Magnum Foundation is now accepting applications for the spring 2021 session of the Magnum Foundation Fellowship, a program offering stipends, mentorship, and arts administration experience to early-career photographers.

During the fellowship, fellows produce an in-depth project local in New York City that demonstrates a commitment to social issues and community based work. Fellows are encouraged to build relationships with their subjects in the field, build partnerships with relevant organizations, and experiment with new narrative forms and storytelling techniques. Fellows receive mentorship and project development support from Magnum Foundation staff and our extended network throughout the duration of the fellowship.

In addition to producing a project, fellows are considered an integral part of the team and are expected to make significant contributions to the day-today work we do at Magnum Foundation. The fellows work on range of projects in the New York office including research on social issues, exploration of emerging technologies and platforms, multimedia production, and event production. Candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: arts administration, research, writing, video production, or graphic design. Candidates will be paired with Magnum Foundation projects according to their expertise and interests.


The fellowship runs for 12 weeks from April 5–June 25, 2021:

  • 20 hours/week working on administrative support;
  • 20 hours/week on personal fellowship project.

NOTE: This fellowship will be online only as the Magnum Foundation team is working remotely.


  • $500/week for a total of $6,000
  • The fellowship is designed for New York City based photographers and does not provide room and board or transportation. 


  • Open to New York City based photographers
  • While many fellows are recent graduates, they also welcome self-taught photographers, and those of any age who are both producing impactful projects in New York City and have a genuine interest in nonprofit arts administration.


Fellows are chosen by an internal selection team. You will need to submit your resume, a cover letter, a project proposal, and an edit of past work. Any questions can be addressed to Noelle Flores Théard at [email protected].

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Magnum Foundation.