Magnum Photos and Matt Black are delighted to offer one scholarship for the workshop with Matt Black in New York. 

The successful candidate will be selected based on the strength of the work submitted.
We’re interested in photographers who are working on long-form documentary projects and would benefit from spending a week learning from peers and Matt Black.

The scholarship is open to a photographer living in New York City, aged between 18 and 35 years old.

Please submit a pdf including 2 photo stories and a maximum of 25 images as well as a statement explaining how the scholarship will benefit your practice. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We encourage people under-represented in the photography world to apply.

Applicants should show commitment, motivation and enthusiasm in pursuing a career in photography.

Apply here.

Deadline to apply: Monday 21 August. 


Matt Black is from California’s Central Valley, a rural, agricultural area in the heart of the US state. Between 2014 and 2020, he traveled over 100,000 miles across 46 states for his project, American Geography, published by Thames & Hudson in 2021, accompanied by a traveling exhibition that opened at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. Other works include The Dry Land, about the impact of drought on California’s agricultural communities, and The Monster in the Mountains, about the disappearance of 43 students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Both these projects, accompanied by short films, were published by The New Yorker. His work has appeared regularly in the US and international press, including Time magazine, The New YorkerLe Monde and Internazionale. He has been honored three times by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Prize. He received the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award in 2015, and was named a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective. He was nominated to Magnum Photos in 2015, and became a full member in 2019.

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