Polaroid and Magnum Photos Launch Open Call for Photographers

Winners receive a Polaroid I-2 Camera, film and Magnum mentorship.

Polaroid and Magnum Photos have launched an Open Call for new photographic storytellers. Renowned Magnum photographers Enri Canaj, Newsha Tavakolian and Jim Goldberg are spearheading this project, highlighting the raw power of black-and-white photography with the Polaroid I-2 Instant Camera.

Canaj’s “Albania Homecoming” explores the profound cultural and societal shifts in his homeland, capturing the essence of change and resilience. Tavakolian’s “Mount Damavand community” uncovers the hidden lives of people in a remote region, revealing their untold stories and unique perspectives. Goldberg’s “Augusta community” exposes the spirit of America through intimate, often overlooked moments, painting a vivid picture of the country’s diverse and uncelebrated facets.

Photographers can submit portfolios and story ideas on Magnum.com starting July 15, 2024. Winners receive a Polaroid I-2 Camera, film, and Magnum mentorship. Submissions close August 12, winners announced August 26.

Learn more about the Magnum photographers and their work for the collaborative Polaroid project by watching the videos below.

Enri Canaj

Newsha Tavakolian

Jim Goldberg

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