Getty Images is awarding more than $100,000 in grants to support photojournalism
As part of its broader grants program, Getty Images has announced its Editorial Grants and Inclusion Scholarship program, which will see several financial grants and scholarships given out to support photojournalism and inclusive storytelling.
“At Getty Images, we believe in the power of editorial imagery to ask the questions, press the issues, challenge attitudes, to move the world for the good of society” said Pancho Bernasconi, VP Global News at Getty Images.
“With the new Editorial Grants and returning Inclusion Scholarships we are committed to supporting editorial storytellers at every level and enabling the production of inclusive, socially significant stories from around the world.”
Two major grants, totalling $15,000 USD ($19,000 AUD) each, will be awarded to educational initiatives like workshops, programs and exhibitions that celebrate photography as a means of journalistic storytelling.
Three editorial grants, totalling $5,000 USD ($6,480 AUD) each, will go to photographers and videographers who have been reporting stories of community strength and resilience in the face of, and wake of, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within this loose theme, Getty Images has said that judges will be looking for visual journalists who capture and document how “individuals, businesses, volunteer organisations and local governments are helping communities recover from, and adapt to, the long-term disruptive challenges posed by the pandemic.”
The company is also offering four inclusion scholarships, each worth $10,000 USD ($12,000 AUD), which they are giving out in partnership with the following organisations: Women Photograph, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
To find out more about the scholarship application process, you can visit Getty Images website here.