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Magnum Photos scholarship for emerging photographers

Published date
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) 

How do I submit my application?

Applications should be sent to Sonia Jeunet (, and should clearly state the name of the applicant.

What happens next?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a phone interview on Wednesday 15 July.