Magnum Photos scholarship for emerging photographers
06 Jul 2020
Megan St Clair Morgan
Over the last 6 years, we've partnered with Magnum Photos to offer a unique three-week documentary photography course held in August – Magnum Photography course.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s summer course will be held online. The core of the course remains the same: for 3 weeks, you will be asked to work on a photography project while attending lectures by Magnum photographers, LCC lecturers, artists and industry experts. The work produced during the course will be published in a zine and screened online during a public live event with a Q&A.
For the third year, we are proud to offer a scholarship opportunity for one Black photographer based in the UK.
Moments from the course as shared by past students
Who can apply?
The scholarship is open to anyone who identifies as an emerging Black photographer. Additional criteria for application below:
Applicants should be currently living in the United Kingdom
Show commitment, motivation and enthusiasm in pursuing a career in photography, regardless of age
Be available from 4 August until 25 of August, weekends included
Have access to a digital camera, a laptop and a steady Internet connection
How to apply?
You will need to submit an application, which must include the following:
A letter – explain your interest in photography, why you want to join the course and how you feel you would benefit from taking the three-week intensive course.
A portfolio of your work – maximum 20 images, images should be submitted as .jpeg or as a .pdf file
An up to date CV (Curriculum Vitae), which includes your current address
Deadline to apply?
You must submit your application by: Sunday 12 July, 23:59 (GMT+1)
For the second year, we were proud to offer a scholarship opportunity for one emerging photographer. This year’s successful applicant was Anselm Ebulue, who was also provided with a camera for the duration of the course, thanks to Fujifilm UK. We caught up with Anselm to discuss all things documentary photography, the impact of this opportunity, what he focused his work towards and his capturing of a politically fuelled topic which impacts the community he documented and is actively a part of.
Year on year, we’ve seen projects from students which span societal, political and creative issues through photos, illustration or animation – this year was no different with students from our annual Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography course looking to the world’s current climate for inspiration and their project focus.We’ve picked out a few which highlight how creativity can emphasise, communicate and enable further understanding of current issues worldwide.
When making a printed publication it can be hard to distance yourself from work you’ve created, to try and understand how a viewer will interpret it. With that in mind we joined a zine-making workshop led by Rafal Milach last month, during our annual Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography course, which challenged students to do just that.
In its fourth year, our three-week Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography Course in association with London College of Communication and Magnum Photos has brought new talent to the surface yet again.