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Magnum Photos scholarship for emerging photographers

Published date
10 Jul 2019
Megan St Clair Morgan

Over the last 5 years, we've partnered with Magnum Photos to offer a unique three-week documentary photography course held in August – Magnum Intensive Documentary Photography.

For the second year, we are proud to offer a scholarship opportunity for one emerging photographer. The successful applicant will be provided with a camera for the duration of the course, thanks to Fujifilm UK.

Moments from the course as shared by past students

Who can apply?

The scholarship is open to anyone who considers themselves to be an emerging photographer, regardless of age. Additional criteria for application below:

  • Applicants should be currently living in London
  • Show commitment, motivation and enthusiasm in pursuing a career in photography
  • Be available from the 1st of August until the 21st of August, weekends included
  • Applications from people of lower socio-economic backgrounds, black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds and those from the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply

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 .pdf files
  • An up to date CV (Curriculum Vitae), which includes your current address

Deadline to apply?

You must submit your application by: Sunday 14 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 17 July.