The Inge Morath Foundation is calling for entries for its prestigious annual award, which rewards the achievements of a female photographer under the age of 30. In association with the Magnum Foundation, the Inge Morath Foundation is offering a $5000 cash prize to assist a female photographer in the completion of a longterm documentary project. The award is now in its eight year, and features, among its winners, photographers such as Claire Martin, Olivia Arthur, Jessica Dimmock and Mimi Chakarova.
Last year, for the first time since its launch, two photographers were awarded the top prize, each receiving $5000. Claire Martin won for her ongoing documentation of marginalised communities within prosperous nations. Lurdes Basoli won for her project Caracas, the City of Lost Bullets.
Inge Morath, who died in January 2002, was an Austrian-born photographer who worked with Magnum for almost 50 years. ‘Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honour,’ says the foundation.
The submission deadline is 30 April. Applicants must submit between 40 and 60 images, with a printed project description and Curriculum Vitae.