At Getty Images, we believe that images have the power to move the world, and that photography is a compelling tool for telling social, political and cultural stories. That is why we are proud to announce, in collaboration with Instagram, the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant.
The purpose of this grant is to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. 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.
A total of three grants of $10,000 each will be awarded. Winners will not only receive a cash grant, they will also have the opportunity for mentorship with an award-winning Getty Images photographers.
How to enter
Entrants must apply using our online application system found here http://grants.gettyimages.com/instagram. Applicants will be judged on the existing body of work represented on their Instagram account, focusing first and foremost on the quality of their imagery, visual storytelling and on the project and stories told through their photos. Entrants must also submit a biography, brief description of their approach, style, and the stories they have covered.
People may also encourage photographers they follow or know who fit the criteria of the grant using the hashtag #GettyImagesInstagramGrant, but all entrants are required to fill out the online application to be considered by the judges