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This initiative is designed to explore how creative documentary storytelling projects including photography, virtual reality, interactive documentary, participatory and other cross-platform projects are contributing to social change in unique ways. Projects are selected for support based on their potential for social impact as well as their potential to offer lessons to the field. Currently, we do not accept unsolicited proposals for this initiative.

 

Quipu Project
 
An interactive documentary that combines old and new technologies to collect and share first-hand accounts of people affected by Peru’s unconsented sterilization policy.
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NannyVan Superhero Reports
 
An immersive media experience that chronicles the growing movement for domestic workers rights through the eyes of nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers.
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Oakland Fence Project
 
Uses documentary photography, video, augmented reality, open data, artist residencies and community partnerships to help ignite collaborative urban renewal.
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Water Warriors
 
A transmedia photography and film-based installation chronicling the efforts of one community’s resistance to the oil and natural gas boom sweeping North America.
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Photography, Expanded
 
A Magnum Foundation initiative designed to inspire documentary photographers to expand their storytelling beyond the still image.
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Interactive Media Impact Working Group
 
A project with Tribeca New Media Fund and MIT that examined emerging forms of interactive and participatory media and how they can be used to enhance social justice.
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Collisions
 
A virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert.
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Whiteness Project
 
A multi-platform media project that engages millennials on the concept of 'whiteness' as a racial identity.
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Francis
 
A Virtual Reality experience that aims to move mental health out of the shadows and squarely onto the world agenda.
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El Proceso de Paz Colombiano
 
After decades of violence, a small community in Colombia seeks healing and justice by sharing face-to-face the stories of victims and offenders from opposite signs of the conflict.
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Tree
 
This virtual reality experience allows you to become a seed that is planted and grows into a full-sized tree in a majestic rainforest.
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Unrest VR
 
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Immerse
 
Creative discussion of emerging nonfiction storytelling
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Untitled Racial Terror Project