Getty launches new Climate Visuals Grant

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Stock image library Getty Images has launched a new Climate Visuals Grant, which will award two $10,000 grants to two photojournalists whose work focuses on the local impacts of, and solutions to, climate change.

Created in partnership with Climate Visuals, the Grant is open to photojournalists from around the world, and in particular those who are working to advance the 'visual narratives' that define the global climate crisis.

In particular, the Getty and Climate Visuals are seeking work that looks at solutions, and not simply the causes of climate change, which have historically been well represented in traditional news coverage.

The Climate Visuals project was born from Climate Outreach recognising an urgent need for climate images that have a measurable impact on an audience.” said Toby Smith, Climate Visuals Programme Lead.  

“The foundation of our work is peer-reviewed evidence proving that the images most emblematic of climate change, such as polar bears and factories, are now broken tropes.

This grant is an incredible opportunity for two photographers to produce or finish projects to a global standard with a focus on their audience, local climate issues and solutions – an opportunity to make a genuine difference."

The Getty Images Climate Visuals Grants is part of Getty Images’ wider grants program, which since its inception has donated over US$1.6 million to photographers and videographers around the world.

Applications will be accepted until Friday 28th February, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Entrants can apply online at

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