Getty Images teams up with Instagram for photography grant program

Getty Images teams up with Instagram for photography grant program

Getty Images, the photo agency, has announced a new grant program in collaboration with Instagram,

The first Getty Images Instagram Grant is designed to support photographers using Instagram to showcase “underrepresented communities” worldwide. Images can be captured on any type of camera, and are not restricted to mobile devices.

Said Getty in a statement, “We recognize that Instagram has introduced new opportunities for emerging voices, outside the mainstream media, to create and share projects of social importance. This grant provides financial support and mentorship to amplify their impact.”

Applicants will be judged based on the work appearing in their Instagram accounts with a concentration on image quality, visual storytelling skills and subject matter. Interested photographers must also include in their application a biography, description of their approach and style, and topics they have covered.

Three cash grants of $10,000 each will be awarded alongside a mentorship with an award-winning Getty Images photographer.

Submissions will be accepted online from May 7  through June 4 GMT (London Time). Winners will be announced in September. More information about the application process is available on Getty’s Website.

➤ Getty Images Instagram Grant via [Digital Photo Review Connect]

Featured image: Laurence Griffiths has been documenting #football in the favelas of Brazil and what it means to the children there, in the build up to the FIFA World Cup. [Getty Images]

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