Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion

 Tanya Habjouqa

Tanya Habjouqa

Magnum Foundation is accepting proposals for Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion, an initiative for photographers to expand upon their practice by working with creative partners from other disciplines. We will support up to five projects that further understanding of the politically significant and vastly complex intersections of migration and religion. Selected projects will receive project development support and production grants of up to $25,000.

We are seeking proposals for projects that are careful interdisciplinary explorations at the intersection of migration and religion, broadly defined, and that explore how forms of social organization transform under the pressures and processes of migration. Applicants are encouraged to explore a range of stories that illuminate this theme and to challenge familiar representational tropes. Proposals are due by July 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

BBC World Service will produce up to three audio documentaries in collaboration with selected photographers for radio, podcast, and social media transmission. Selected photographers will collaborate with BBC’s audio and digital teams to create innovative audiovisual treatments. Applicants can elect to be considered for this opportunity.

Proposals should be well researched and demonstrate that the applicant has the prior experience and knowledge necessary to complete the project effectively, safely, and ethically. All are welcome to apply. We especially encourage applications from individuals who are part of racial, gender, sexual, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography.

Please visit our online submission portal to apply and to review a list of potential frameworks developed by Laura McTighe, PhD (Dartmouth Society of Fellows) and Kali Handelman (NYU Center for Religion and Media). Support for this initiative is generously provided by the The Henry Luce Foundation.