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Getty Images Announces Inaugural Recipients of Reportage Grants

September 21, 2018 • Company News

Awards US$45,000 to three photojournalists enabling the production of work exploring the impact of globalization on small communities, daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the conflicting beauty and isolation of an Aerotropolis

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has today announced the recipients of its inaugural Getty Images Reportage Grants program.  Continuing the tradition of the previous Editorial Grants program, the Getty Images Reportage Grant awards three photojournalists grants of $15,000 to pursue long-term documentary projects of both personal and journalistic significance, as well as offering further editorial support from the company. The 2018 recipients are:

  • Rose Marie Cromwell for King of Fish, which aims to bring attention to the effects of rapid globalization on small communities, focusing on the community of Coco Solo in Panama specifically.
  • Giulio Di Sturco for Aerotropolis, The Way we Will Live Next, a body of work which explores the rise of post-modern cities.
  • Leonard Pongo for The Uncanny, which captures daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Speaking on the 2018 recipients, Senior Vice President for Content, Ken Mainardis says: “Our 2018 Reportage Grant recipients demonstrate remarkable talent, as well as an unwavering passion for photojournalism. We are delighted to be able to support and foster this further, by providing funding to enable Rose, Giulio and Leonard to bring these thought-provoking and important international issues to light – issues that without funding, may otherwise remain unseen.”

The Getty Images Reportage Grant recipients were selected from a global pool of over 450 entrants, judged by an esteemed judging panel which includes:

The panel has also recognized photographers Venetia Menzies and Heba Khamis as Honourable Mentions. Menzies’s project documents the transformation of nomadic life in Algeria, while Khamis focuses on the hidden practice of breast ironing in Cameroon.

Getty Images Reportage Grants form part of the wider Getty Images Grants program, which supports and enables the world’s photographic and photojournalism community tell important world stories. Since the inception of the program 14 years ago, the company has awarded in excess of US$1.4 million.

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