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Inge Morath: First Color in Munich

Inge Morath: First Color in Munich

CLAIR, in cooperation with the Inge Morath Foundation and Magnum Photos, announces the exhibition of Inge Morath’s First Color, a selection of color photographs from the first two decades of Morath’s career. A small selection of related black and white vintage prints will also be presented. Please join us at the opening reception on December 7th.

Franz-Joseph-Str. 10
80801 Munich, Germany
December 7, 2010 to January 22, 2011
Reception: December 7, 7 to 10pm


IM Foundation Launches New Web Site

IM Foundation Launches IM Magazine

On September 15th, 2010, the Inge Morath Foundation will launch its new web site, featuring IM Magazine, a monthly, web-based publication of notable documentary projects by young women photographers. IM Magazine is being created in order to extend Inge Morath’s legacy of encouragement and support to more of the many worthy photographers who apply each year for the Inge Morath Award. The IM Award was established by the members of Magnum Photos in 2002, in tribute to their colleague, who was associated with the agency for more than fifty years. Funded by the photographers, the Award is administered by the Inge Morath Foundation in cooperation with the Magnum Foundation, New York. Continue reading IM Foundation Launches New Web Site

Claire Martin in BJP

Claire Martin interviewed in British Journal of Photography


Claire Martin is one of two winners of the 2010 Inge Morath Award. Her winning project will be presented in the October 2010 IM Magazine.

From the Interview:

BJP: Can you tell us about the project you submitted to the Inge Morath Award?
Claire Martin: I submitted images form both my Downtown East Side series and from my Slab City series because although they focus on different communities, they share common qualities. The Downtown East Side is located in Vancouver, Canada. The ten block radius is home to a host of social problems including extreme poverty, an AIDS rate estimated at over 30% and the leading cause of death is overdose. Slab City is a squatters community located in the Colorado Desert in California. Residents of this community live in some of the worst conditions in the USA with no access to electricity, sewage, water or waste disposal. Mental illness, addiction and poor coping strategies are the common factors that brought these people to their respective communities. So I am trying to create visual media and conversation on issues of mental health, addiction and poverty and their place in developed countries.

2010 Inge Morath Award Winners Announced

2010 Inge Morath Award Winners Announced

The Inge Morath Foundation and the The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 Inge Morath Award.

Each June, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the full membership of Magnum Photos during their annual meeting. This year, in recognition of exceptional quality of submissions received, the membership selected two applicants as winners of the Award, and voted a one-time doubling of the funds available so that both would receive a full grant of $5,000. The two winners are Lurdes R. Basolí of Spain, for her project “Caracas, The City of Lost Bullets,” and Claire Martin of Australia, for her ongoing documentation of marginalized communities within prosperous nations. Continue reading 2010 Inge Morath Award Winners Announced

Inge Morath in Beyond Color

Inge Morath to be included in “Beyond Color: Color in American Photography, 1950-1970”

From the Press Release by Bruce Silverstein Gallery:

While considerable attention over the previous two decades has been paid to the influences of “early” color photography upon the direction of the medium and contemporary art in general, almost all critical analysis through writings and exhibitions have focused upon works created in the 1970s and after, most notably those works made for and after the now famous, 1976 Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Photographs by William Eggleston, curated by John Szarkowski. This MoMA exhibition set the groundwork for defining a new purpose for color photography – one that focused more upon the conceptual implications of the photograph and its creation, and away from the formalistic attributes of the image as well as the attention to color itself.

Beyond Color: COLOR in American Photography, 1950-1970 serves as an examination of the moment in photography’s short history before these expectations for color photography were imposed – it is important to draw attention to those photographers who chose to devote their energy toward

color at a time when this decision would have seemingly further removed them from the world of fine art photography. The works exhibited were created with various intentions and motivations, and take even more varied forms of output, but what unites the work is the creator’s use of color film before its artistic relevance was widely accepted.

Photographers include: Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas, Ruth Orkin, Marvin E. Newman, Saul Leiter, Arthur Siegal, Harry Callahan, Pete Turner, Garry Winogrand, Inge Morath and Marie Cosindas.

Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 West 24th Street, New York City

September 16th, 6 – 8pm

Inge Morath: Iran Blog Reviews

Inge Morath: Iran Blog Reviews

The IM Foundation’s recent publication, Inge Morath: Iran (Steidl, 2009), has recently been the subject of several interesting reviews. The Foundation began its work on Iran in 2005, and the book was finally published in ’09, after extensive research. Presenting more than 300 photographs and a selection of related documents from Morath’s archive, it is a deep look into one of her early assignments, the first to take her outside Europe. Starting with a commission from Holiday Magazine, Morath traveled in Iran with Robert Delpire during 1956; two years later Delpire published Morath’s second monograph, De La Perse a l’Iran. The new book, published by Steidl, greatly expands on the earlier, and its accompanying texts seek to place this largely unknown body

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of photographs within the larger field of photojournalism. Edited and with an introduction by Inge Morath Foundation director John Jacob, with additional texts by Monika Faber and Azar Nafisi. Carpet Ride | 1950’s Iran in the New York Times’ T Magazine Understanding Iran: the Photos of Inge Morath in The Perceptive Traveler Inge Morath: Iran in Daylight Magazine New Photo Book Travels Iran in 1956 in A Traveler’s Library

Inge Morath’s La Galondrina in NY Times

Inge Morath La Galondrina featured in NY Times

In time for New York’s annual Flamenco Festival, which starts on Thursday, an exhibition has just opened, split between two places. It shows flamenco in photographs, some of them dating to the 19th century.

There is little to distinguish tone and content between the show at the Aperture Gallery in Chelsea and that at the Amster Yard Gallery at Instituto Cervantes in Turtle Bay; it’s best to see them in quick succession. The overall title is “No Singing Allowed: Flamenco and Photography” (although, when I visited the Aperture Gallery, some old flamenco recordings could be heard in the background — I thought I recognized the voice of La Niña de los Peines, the most enthralling of all flamenco singers on record). The curator is José Lebrero.

Read the full article.

2010 Inge Morath, Award Guidelines

2010 Inge Morath Award Guidelines

For Immediate Release: The Inge Morath Award

The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the seventh annual Inge Morath Award. The annual prize of $5,000 is awarded by the Magnum Foundation to a female documentary photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers.

Inge Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum Photos for nearly fifty years. After her death in 2002, the Inge Morath Foundation was established to manage Morath’s estate and facilitate the study and appreciation of her contribution to photography.

Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honor. The Award is now given by the Magnum Foundation as part of its mission of supporting new generations of socially-conscious documentary photographers, and is administered by the Magnum Foundation in collaboration with the Inge Morath Foundation.

Past winners of the Inge Morath Award include: Emily Schiffer (US, ’09) for Cheyenne River; Kathryn Cook (US, ’08) for Memory Denied: Turkey and the Armenian Genocide; Olivia Arthur (UK, ’07) for The Middle Distance; Jessica Dimmock (US, ’06) for The Ninth Floor; Mimi Chakarova (US, ’06) for Sex Trafficking in Eastern Europe; Claudia Guadarrama (MX, ’05) for Before the Limit; and Ami Vitale (US, ’02), for Kashmir.

All submissions must be postmarked or delivered by April 30th, 2010.

Form of Submission:
Images should be sent as a PDF document (no Quicktime, Powerpoint, or HTML files will be accepted). A subfolder with the individual image files must accompany the PDF file. Please do NOT format your document as a slideshow; we’ll do that for you. Also, please do not password-protect your file.
– All files and support materials must be submitted on a CD to the address below.
– All submissions must consist of work done solely by the submitting photographer.

Image File Specifications:
– 40 – 60 images (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a Jpeg compression at 8 minimum).

In the subfolder containing individual images, please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming

first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.). The first page of your document should show your name and the title of your project, if any.

Please label your CD with your name and contact information before sending it, and please test the CD to ensure that both it and your slideshow are functional.

Required Support Material:
– Printed project description.
– Printed Curriculum Vitae
(maximum three pages) including name, telephone number, and mailing address.
– Photocopy or scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. Applicants must still be under the age of 30 before April 30th, 2010.
Photographers represented by Magnum Photos and their immediate relatives are not eligible.

Return of Submissions:
Submissions that are not accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. Applicants waive any claims for loss of or damage to their submissions.

Announcement of Winner:
July 2010 on the web sites of the Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation.

Fine Print:
Applicants grant the Magnum Foundation a license to reproduce, display and distribute their submissions solely in connection with the administration and judging of the Inge Morath Award, including on the Magnum Foundation website and the Inge Morath Foundation website.

Winners of the Inge Morath Award agree that any future publication, exhibition or display of the funded project shall credit the Inge Morath Award and the Magnum Foundation.

Upon completion of the funded project, a final (digital) copy must be provided to the Magnum Foundation. The Foundation, in furtherance of its charitable purposes, may, in the future, (1) display the project on its website and make it available for display on the website of the Inge Morath Foundation; and (2) publicly display the project (or excepts from it) in connection with exhibitions or promotional materials related to the Inge Morath Award. The Foundation will credit the artist as the author and copyright holder of her photographs.

Winners may be required to provide additional identifying information prior to receiving payment.

Send Submissions To:
Inge Morath Award
c/o The Magnum Foundation
151 West 25th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001 USA

For Further Information: