Johanna-Marie Fritz has been named the winner of the 2017 Inge Morath Award, the Magnum Foundation announced today. The award comes with a $5,000 production grant to support a long-term documentary project. Named after one of the first female members of Magnum, it’s awarded annually to a female photographer under 30. Past winners have included Jessica Dimmock, Danielle Villasana, Daniella Zalcman, Isadore Kosofsky, Lauren Pond and others. (You can find out more information about the award here.)
Fritz, who is German, won the prize for her project “Like a Bird,” which looks at circus life in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iran. In her grant proposal, Fritz explains, “I direct a spectator’s view to different worlds: the one of the circus as well as the society surrounding it.” Her work shows “how the social fabric of the circus” influences and is influenced by society.
Isadora Romero was named the finalist for the prize. In her project “Amazona Warmikuna,” Romero looks at the lives of indigenous women in the Amazon region of her home country, Ecuador.
Fritz and Romero were chosen from among 122 applicants. In a statement, Kristen Lubben, executive director of the Magnum Foundation said of the applicants, “That so many young women under the age of 30–and from countries around the world–already have substantial and distinctive bodies of work to share is really promising for the field as a whole.”
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