Getty Images Announces Recipients of Creative Bursary Grants

January 17, 2019 • Company News

New York – 17 January 2019: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has today announced the recipients of its Getty Images Creative Bursary. Launched in 2017, the Creative Bursary provides emerging commercial talent the financial freedom to explore and expand upon projects of personal and creative significance.

Selected by a panel made up of industry leaders and influencers, the six recipients, hailing from the USA, London and Stockholm, have been awarded prizes ranging from $5,000 for joint first place, $3,000 for joint second place and $2,000 for joint third place. Today’s announcements form part of Getty Images’ wider Creative Bursary which awards US$40,000 annually.

The latest recipients are:

First Place:

  • Erin Lefevre for Liam’s World: The native New Yorker’s project focuses on her brother Liam who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. ‘Liam’s World’ deftly captures the transition from his teenage years into early adulthood as a person with a childlike view of the world.
  • Katie Burdon for Red Garden of Eden: Originally from Cornwall and now based in London, Katie aimed to discover the unexplored landscape of the female body in relation to consciousness. The series of images explores the female body as a fluid entity with life, movement and development.

Second Place:

  • Julia SH for The Human Gaze: Stockholm native Julia SH captured a series of nude women spanning all ages, builds and backgrounds, with the overarching goal of shifting the viewer’s attention away from the naked body to the subject’s face. By achieving this goal Julia turns the objectified body into a human being once more.
  • Cole Ndelu for A Study of Femininity: a radically soft portraiture series subverting the abject: Cole captures individuals’ interpretations of femininity in her photo series.

Third Place:

  • Becky Dann for The Othered: Another London native, Becky’s project captures a series of disabled women within London from a diverse range of ethnicities. Becky’s portraits celebrate the confidence, power and beauty of these women, while simultaneously celebrating diversity and portraying disability in a positive light.
  • Nolwenn Le Flanchec for Inside and Outside Collide Here: Thai-French Photographer Nolwenn Le Flanchec highlights and celebrates the complexities of female identity within a divisive society.

Speaking on the recipients, Senior Vice President of Creative Content, Andrew Saunders says: “The recipients of this year’s Creative Bursary Grants demonstrate the very best of the next generation of photography. Getty Images is proud to support these photographers and help them pursue their projects that without funding may otherwise have not had the opportunity to come to global attention.”

The Getty Images Creative Bursary recipients were judged by an esteemed panel which included:

  • Andrew Saunders, Senior Vice President of Creative Content, Getty Images
  • Andrea Wise, Independent Artist, photo
  • Andy Adams, Curator, FlakPhoto
  • Jeanie Annan Lwin, Editor and Visual Consultant, Stylist
  • Brent Lewis, Co-Founder, photo

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

For more information about the Getty Images Grants programme, or to submit an application for consideration, please visit Where We Stand.

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