Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund 2015 Grants Announced

The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund today announces, exclusively through TIME LightBox, the winners of its 2015 grants

This year’s selection of awardees are Massimo Berruti, Matt Black, Peter DiCampo, Emine Gozde Sevim, Curran Hatleberg, Guy Martin, Pete Muller, Elena Perlino, Nii Obodai Provencal, Asim Rafiqui and Peter van Agtmael

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Rafiqui also argues that mainstream photojournalism is European- and American-centric. “It remains the most influential space because what appears at World Press Photo or in TIME influences tens of thousands of photographers across the globe,” which leads, for example, to South Asian photographers repeating — in terms of aesthetics and narrative construction — the same stories they see in the Western media. “There are other voices and perspectives that are missing from the debate,” Rafiqui asserts.

Christopher Morris, ‘Shut up, stop thinking for yourself and kneel before the almighty war photographer’s pictures’. Rafiqui., ‘Err, maybe not tonight Chris’.

The VII photographer Christopher Morris has responded to my post ‘The War Photographers biggest story: themselves‘, which I published a few days ago, and which seems to have hit a nerve. I’m posting his comment in full below as well as a response from Asim Rafiqui, who recieved The Aftermath grant in 2009.

photo-eye Book Reviews: War Is Only Half the Story, Vol. 3

War Is Only Half the Story, Vol. 3 , Photographs by Louie Palu, Asim Rafiqui, Rodrigo Abd, Andrea Bruce, Davide Monteleone, Saiful Huq O...

Photographs by Louie Palu, Asim Rafiqui, Rodrigo Abd, Andrea Bruce, Davide Monteleone, Saiful Huq Omi, Ami Vitale and Donald Weber. The Aftermath Project, 2011. Softcover. 132 pp., black & white and color illustrations throughout, 11x11

Asim Rafiqui: Portraits of Survival


::: The Travel Photographer :::: Asim Rafiqui: Portraits of Survival:

Asim Rafiqui is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and started his career in 2003 by focusing on stories from Afghanistan and Pakistan while pursuing personal projects on issues related to the aftermath of conflict. He has since produced stories from Iraqi Kurdistan, Haiti, Israel, and the tribal areas of Pakistan. He was awarded the 2009 Aftermath Grant for his project The Idea of India. He contributes regularly to National Geographic (France), Stern (Germany), Newsweek, and Time (Asia).