Open Call: Counter Histories

What could an archive of the future look like?
What creative possibilities are offered by the gaps, absences, and silences in archives and historical records?
How can artists engage with histories that weren’t photographed?
How can found photographs and artist-driven archives contribute to fuller understandings of the past, present, and future?

These are some of the guiding questions in the Counter Histories open call announced yesterday—the latest collaboration between The Brown Institute and The Magnum Foundation.

Counter Histories is an initiative supporting projects that creatively reframe the past to engage with questions of the present and future. Magnum Foundation is calling for proposals from photographers and artists working with photography who would like to expand and complete a project and be an active member of a creative community fostering interdisciplinary exploration and collaboration. Up to twelve selected participants will receive a grant of $10,000, take part in project development workshops, and connect with collaborative partners and networks.

More information at Applications due February 1, 2022.


Image courtesy of the Nepal Picture Library Feminist Memory Project