Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship
“In 2014 Magnum Foundation will offer five Human Rights Fellowships for the fifth year of its summer program, Photography and Human Rights at the Department of Photography & Imaging of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, led by Professor Fred Ritchin and Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer and President of Magnum Foundation.
The Human Rights Fellowship is aimed at intermediate and advanced international students, including experienced professionals. The six-week program is comprised of three courses and is designed to enable students to explore strategies for creating effective documentary projects in pursuit of human rights. Students will explore multimedia and traditional presentation strategies for their photo essays, which they will develop through two studio courses. A lecture course will provide participants with an opportunity to look at photography’s strengths and weaknesses, both real and imagined, in attempting to determine new strategies for impact as both society and technology evolve. The final component is a discussion and writing course correlating with public guest lecture series featuring speakers from the fields of photojournalism, law, and media. The Human Rights Fellowships cover full tuition for 6 credits, travel, room and board during the program.
Human Rights Fellows will remain in New York for an additional week after the coursework is completed to meet with local editors, publishers, and other experts in the field and explore museums, galleries, and other cultural resources.
For more information about the program please visit the program’s page on the NYU Tisch”
Deadline December 9th