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Inge Morath Award Winner
July 5, 2012
The Inge Morath Foundation and The Magnum Foundation are pleased to announce that Isadora Kosofsky is the recipient of the 2012 Inge Morath Award.

Each June, the winner of the Inge Morath Award is selected by the full membership of Magnum Photos, and the Director of the Inge Morath Foundation, during the annual Magnum meeting. The Award of $5,000 is given by the Magnum Foundation, in cooperation with the IM Foundation, to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. The recipient of the 2012 Inge Morath Award is Isadora Kosofsky (US), for her proposal Selections from “The Three” and “This Existence.” The finalists for the IM Award were Maria Pleshkova (RU), for her project Days of War: A Pillowbook, and Carlotta Zarattini (IT), for her project The White Building.

Kosofsky is 18 years old, and began her work with the elderly after the death of her grandmother, who raised her. “Grief following my grandmother’s death led me to document the lives and relationships of the elderly, particularly women, in Los Angeles over the course of four years,” Kosofsky writes. She will use the Award to continue that project, and also to expand it. “I seek to further develop my documentation, and The Inge Morath Award will permit me to do so. I wish to not only expand my existing narratives but also to document the elderly in France, a different cultural setting.”

Photo © Isadora Kosofsky, 2012