About Us


The Inge Morath Award was established by the members of Magnum Photos in tribute to their colleague, who was associated with Magnum for more than fifty years.  

The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos and a representative of the Morath Foundation at the Magnum annual meeting. 

The photographers participating in Danube Revisited are eight of the past Inge Morath Award winners, who have benefited and grown as a result of the award, and wish to honor the legacy of Inge Morath by retracing her Danube journey. 

Each photographer brings to the project both a unique personal vision and a common appreciation for the challenges facing women photographers today.  



Olivia Arthur – http://www.oliviaarthur.com/ 

Olivia was born in London and grew up in the UK. She studied mathematics at Oxford University and photojournalism at the London College of Printing. In 2006 she left for Italy to take up a one-year residency with Fabrica, during which she began working on a series about women and the East-West cultural divide. She has recieved support from the Inge Morath Award and the National Media Museum, OjodePez-PhotoEspana Award for Human Valuesand by a grant from the Fondation Jean-Luc Lagadere in Paris. In 2008 she joined Magnum Photos as a nominee and became a full member in 2013. In 2010 she co-founded Fishbar, a space for photography in London with Philipp Ebeling. 


Emily Schiffer - http://www.emilyschiffer.com/ 

In 2005, Emily founded the My Viewpoint Youth Photography Initiative on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, where she continues to teach and shoot. In 2011 she created See Potential, a community engagement/ public art project on the South Side of Chicago. Awards include: a 2011 Emergency Fund Grant from the Magnum Foundation, the 2010 Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Portraiture. Winner of the PDN Photo Annual Personal Project Category-2010. First prize in the 2010 IPA Lucie Awards, and a 2006-2007 Fulbright Fellowship in Photography. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Farnsworth Museum, US, The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan, Foto Baryo, Philippines, and The Center for Fine Art Photography, US. 


Lurdes R Basolí - http://www.lurdesbasoli.com/ 

Lurdes Basolí, Spain, is a freelance photographer currently based in Barcelona. She has a BA in audiovisual communication from Universitat Ramon Llull, and post-graduate degree in photojournalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her long-term project about violence in Caracas received the FotoPres'09 grant, was selected in Photo España 2008, and has been part of both individual and group exhibitions, such as the Noorderlicht photo festival in 2009. In 2010 she was awarded the Inge Morath Award from The Magnum Foundation and was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. 


Claire Martin - http://clairemartinphotography.com/ 

Since beginning her career pursuing personal projects in 2007, Claire has focused her lens on marginalized communities within prosperous nations. Her work has been recognized with a Lead Academy Award (2011), by the Magnum and Inge Morath Foundation Inge Morath Award (2010) and by Reportage by Getty Images and The Sony World Photography Awards (2009). Solo exhibitions and festival features include the Lumix Festival for young photojournalism (2012), The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2011) and Foto Freo Photography Festival (2010). She is a member of the Australian Documentary Photo Collective “Oculi” and her work is distributed through Agency VU in Europe. 


Claudia Guadarrama - http://www.claudiaguadarrama.com/ 

Claudia Guadarrama was born in 1976 in México City. She graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1999, where she studied Political Science. In 2001 she began to work on extensive photographic essays centering on political and social issues in México and Central America. In 2003 she became a freelance photographer. Claudia has received several Mexican awards and grants. In 2004 she was received the Magnum Inge Morath Award as well as she was winner the Canon Female Photojournalist Award 2005 at Visa Pour L’image.  


Ami Vitale - http://www.amivitale.com/ 

Ami Vitale is an American photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian, among others. She has been the subject of the five-part documentary series “Over the Islands of Africa” and a featured speaker in more than 20 countries from China to Chile. Based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and is writing a book about the stories behind the images.  


Jessica Dimmock - http://www.jessicadimmockphotography.com/ 

Since graduating for the International Center of Photography, Jessica has won numerous international awards, including the F Award for Concerned Photography, Magnum’s Inge Morath Award, the Juror’s Choice Award from The Santa Fe Center of Photography and The Marty Forscher Fellowship from Photo District News. She has filmed the award-winning feature film Without, and has worked for clients such as Doctors Without Borders and HBO. In the fall of 2007 her first book, The Ninth Floor, was published in Italy and the USA by Contrasto. Jessica's work has appeared publications such as Aperture, W, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, The British Journal of Photography and TIME Magazine. She became a full member of VII Photo in 2011. She is currently directing her first feature Documentary film. 


Kathryn Cook - http://www.prospektphoto.net/founders/kathryn-cook/ 

Kathryn is an American photographer. Her professional career began with the Associated Press in Panama in June 2003. She left in 2005 to pursue personal projects in Latin America where she documented the campaign trail and political base of Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president. In September 2006 she moved to Istanbul, Turkey to pursue regional stories. Here she initiated a long-term project on the memory of the disputed Armenian genocide. Kathryn has since been the recipient of numerous awards including The 2012 Alexia Foundation, Judges Special Recognition award. The 2011 Recipient of Marseilles-Provence artist residency. The 2010 Finalist for the W. Eugene Smith award. The 2008 Aftermath Project grant and the 2007 Photo District News, "PDN 30". Her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Newsweek, Stern, and “D” La Repubblica (Italy). She is represented by Agence VU' and PROSPEKT Fotografi.