Photographers Laura Pannack and David Ryle have won the Getty Images Prestige Grants for 2016, Getty Images announced today. The grants, of $15,000 and $7,500, are given to photographers to help them to pursue “dream projects.”
Pannack won a $15,000 award for her project “Youth without age and Life without death,” which through symbolism will explore mortality and immortality.
One of the grant judges, Grey London Senior Creative Producer Glen McLeod, said in a statement that Pannack’s project “ambitiously aims to draw a line through future, present and past using a blurring of fiction and reality.”
Ryle received $7,500 to pursue his project “Borderland,” which examines the physical, cultural and historical significance of national borders throughout Europe.
Judges for the grant included McLeod; Avaunt Magazine Director of Photography Madeleine Penny; photographer and filmmaker Damien de Blinkk; and Riposte editor Danielle Pender.
This is the second year Getty Images has awarded Prestige Grants “to photographers whose project pitch delivers an original idea and a unique point of view,” Getty’s Andrew Saunders said in a statement.
Previous winners include Lisa Barnard, for a project about gold and nanotechnology; and Andy Lo Po, for a project that considers the perception of the human body in contemporary society.
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