Global grant will support two outstanding photographers to realise a dream project
LONDON – 23 June, 2015: Getty Images, the world leader in visual communications today announced the launch of the Getty Images Prestige Grant, which will support two outstanding creative photographers to realise a dream project. Open to commercial photographers around the globe, the grant will award two winners $15,000 and $7,500 respectively to realise passion projects which will evolve their photographic portfolio.
“Getty Images is deeply committed to supporting the vision and passions of emerging and established photographers,” said Andy Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content at Getty Images. “Personal work is at the core of successful photography careers. It supports creative development, giving image-makers the opportunity to experiment, take risks and push beyond the boundaries of a client brief.
“We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography projects requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources. We are proud to bring creative innovation to the forefront with the Getty Images Prestige grant, which will enable photographers this creative freedom and encourage them to innovate and drive their work forward. We are excited to see the results.”
The grant is open to commercial photographers around the globe. Two winners will be selected based on a short treatment illustrating their idea, their skill and their body of work.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of experts including:
- Adam Hinton – Award winning Documentary Photographer
- Rebecca Mcclelland – Photography Director, Avaunt magazine
- Lydia Pang – Director of Commissioning – Anomaly NY
- Gemma Padley – Projects Editor, British Journal of Photography
Applications are open from 24 June and close on August 5th, 2015. Entrants can apply online at www.gettyimages.com/grants, where they will be required to submit a biography, brief outline of their dream project, and a mood board.
The two winners will be announced in October 2015.