This year’s theme is focused around communities:
"A sense of community is at the core of our lives, in some cases it unites us and in others it divides us from one another. This universal force is omnipresent in humankind and our diverse forms of expression, from acts of benevolence & kindness to movements of oppression & isolation. Each manifestation of human action has it's causes & effects, it's beneficiaries or victims.
These impulses and actions are shaped by our individual identities and reflect our collective spirit."
The main award is:
A $10,000 USD grant to support the continuation of his or her work.
Mentorship from Magnum jury photographers.
HP’s latest HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer & a suite of media supplies to produce the project in exhibition form.
The opportunity to work with the Magnum in Motion creative production team to produce a multimedia essay of the project.
Production sponsorship of a solo exhibition printed on HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer Series.
$3,000 USD credit for production of the photographer’s essay in book form, in collaboration with Blurb.com and printed on HP Indigo printers.
A PhotoShelter Pro Account with 100GB storage and customizable website, for one year.
The full details of the program and submission to the award program are now published at: http://expression.magnumphotos.com/
Susan Meiselas, Jonas Bendiksen, Paolo Pellegrin & Alec Soth will be reviewing your submissions to find the most revealing and impactful visual
presentation for this year’s award recipient.
Deadline is Sept. 30, 2009.