Getty Images has awarded grants of $10,000 each to five photographers to support personal documentary projects of “universal importance,” the photo agency announced on September 7. The editorial grant winners are:
“The projects selected explore a range of complex and thought-provoking subjects and we are thrilled…to support such talent as they continue to shed light on some of the most moving and significant moments of our time,” Getty Image VP of News Hugh Pinney said in a prepared statement.
The agency says the editorial grant winners were selected from 480 applications submitted by photographers from 75 countries. Jurors included Alice Gabriner, international photo editor at Time Magazine; photographer Damon Winter of The New York Times; Chelsea Matiash, photo editor at The Intercept; Thomas Simonetti, photo editor at The Washington Post; and Jean-Francois LeRoy, director of the Visa pour l’Image festival.
The Getty Images Grant program, established in 2005, supports the work of both emerging and established photographers. Past winners of Getty Images editorial grants include Katie Orlinsky, Mary F. Calvert, Jonathan Togovnik, Matt Eich, Javier Arcenillas, Mojgan Ghanbari, Krisanne Johnson, and others.
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