Getty announces new grant for female photojournalists
Getty Images has announced a new grant aimed at promoting gender diversity in photojournalism and elevating the voices of female and non-binary visual journalists, in partnership with Women Photograph.
Through funding and mentorship, the US$10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story.
Open for entries until 15 May 2018, the Getty Images Women Photograph Grant forms part of Getty Images’ overarching Grants program, which since its inception in 2004 has provided over US$1.3 million to photographers, photojournalists and film-makers to support the telling of important world stories – stories that without funding, may otherwise not get off the ground.
“The photography industry continues to see an inadequate share-of-voice awarded to highly talented female visual journalists,” said Cassie Trotter, Director of Editorial for Getty Images, APAC. “Through this partnership with Women Photograph, we’re aiming to be at the forefront of an exciting and long-overdue change within the industry.”
The Getty Images Women Photograph Grant will be judged by an acclaimed industry-leading panel including:
- Mallory Benedict, Managing Director, Women Photograph and Photo Editor, National Geographic
- Sandy Ciric, Director of Photography, Getty Images
- Shaminder Dulai, Managing Editor, NBC Left Field
- Sandra Stevenson, Picture Editor, The New York Times
- Ariel Zambelich, Senior Photo Editor, The Intercept
The Getty Images Women Photograph Grant forms part of Getty Images’ revised global Grants program, which in 2018 includes a new Reportage Grants series. The Reportage Grants are open to all entrants, awarding sums of US$15,000 to three separate recipients in support of new or ongoing in-depth photography projects.
For more information and to apply, you can find out more here.