Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

September 10, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers | 0 Comments |
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Getty Images have announced the recipients of its annual Grants for Editorial Photography programme. This year Getty Images received almost 500 grant applications, a record number, from over 60 countries. The projects selected examine a range of thought-provoking and moving issues from drone strikes to consequences of the war in Iraq. The winning photojournalists include Eugene Richards from the USA for War is Personal – Part Two, Samuel James from the USA for The Water of My Land, Tomas van Houtryve from France for In Drones We Trust, Marco Gualazzini from Italy for M23 – Kivu: A Region Under Siege and Matt Eich from the USA for Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town. 

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Getty Press Release

Getty Images Announces Recipients of 2013 Grants for Editorial Photography

Grants of $50,000 Collectively Awarded to Five Photojournalists

Perpignan, France – September 6, 2013 – Getty Images has today announced the recipients of its annual Grants for Editorial Photography program, which will see five photojournalists each receive a grant of US$10,000, as well as collaborative editorial support from Getty Images, to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.

The winning photojournalists and corresponding projects are:

·         Eugene Richards from the USA for War is Personal – Part Two

·         Samuel James from the USA for The Water of My Land

·         Tomas van Houtryve from France for In Drones We Trust

·         Marco Gualazzini from Italy for M23 – Kivu: A Region Under Siege

·         Matt Eich from the USA for Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town

Getty Images Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Klein comments: “The 2013 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography recipients exemplify the dedication, determination and integrity that define the photojournalism community. I am deeply heartened that our grants program continues to provide emerging and established photojournalists with the encouragement and freedom to bring global attention to some of the most complex issues of our time.”

This year Getty Images received almost 500 grant applications, a record number, from over 60 countries. The projects selected examine a range of thought-provoking and moving issues from drone strikes to consequences of the war in Iraq.

The panel of notable judges included:

·         Jean-Francois Leroy, Director, Visa Pour L’Image

·         Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine

·         Olivier Laurent, Acting Deputy Editor, British Journal of Photography

·         Tiziana Faraoni, Photo Editor, l’Espresso

·         Fiona Rogers, Founder, Firecracker

Established in 2005, the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program is one of the largest of its kind in the industry and was launched to provide both emerging and established photographers with the means to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance. It also highlights Getty Images belief in the power of photojournalism to focus attention on significant social and cultural issues.

This year Getty Images expanded the reach of their grant program even further with the creation of the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize. The winner will be announced next month.

Since 2005, Getty Images has provided Grants in excess of US$800,000 through the grants program, demonstrating their commitment to promoting excellence in photojournalism through tangible, positive contributions to the industry.

For further information, visit: http://imagery.gettyimages.com/getty_images_grants/Editorial.html



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