Getty Images and Instagram have awarded $10,000 grants to three emerging photographers who use the social media platform to share stories of underrepresented communities:
Nina Robinson (@arkansasfamilyalbum) photographers her family and their community in rural Arkansas.
Saumya Khandelwal’s (@khandelwal_saumya) images follow the daily lives of young girls in Uttar Pradesh, India who are forced into early marriages.
Isadora Kosofsky (@isadorakosofsky) has explored social issues in America, including the impact of substance abuse, poverty, mental health and mass incarceration on American families.
The grants are provided to help photographers pay for expenses for the production of new work. The judges for the grant were photojournalist Adriana Zehbrauskas (a previous winner of the grant); artist Eleanor MacNair; Nicolas Jimenez, director of photography at Le Monde; filmmaker and photographer Jeff Frost; and Azu Nwagbogu, director of the Lagos Photo Festival. Entrants were nominated by photo editors and art directors throughout the photo industry.
Work by the winners will be exhibited at the Getty Images gallery in London, and promoted through Getty Images’ website and social media channels,
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Deadlines for grant applications and submissions for several photo prizes are due in the weeks ahead. These grants and prizes support ongoing and new personal projects, photojournalism and news photography, and include photo grants specifically designed to support the work of photographers who identify as female. Getty Images Women Photograph Grant Sponsored by Getty Images... More ›