Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography: Community Resilience

Continuing our tradition of supporting in‑depth photojournalism through our Editorial Grants program, Getty Images is offering three grants of $5,000 each to photographers and videographers reporting stories of community resilience in the wake of the Covid‑19 pandemic. Within this theme, judges will be looking for visual journalists to show how communities around the world are recovering from the pandemic’s far‑reaching impact on public health, jobs, education and other aspects of human welfare.

Grant submissions should focus on how individuals, businesses, volunteer organizations and local governments are helping communities recover from ‑ and adapt to ‑ the long‑term disruptive challenges posed by the pandemic.

Rules & Requirements

  • Applicants  must apply through our online form linked above.
  • Deadline is May 15, 2021 (midnight PDT)
  • Grants are open to both still photographers and videographers, with the aim of producing a narrative photoessay and/or short‑form documentary of no longer than 10 minutes (or a series of shorter vignettes of equivalent length).
  • Proposed projects can be new or ongoing work.
  • The jury will give particular consideration to photographers and videographers working in their own cities or immediate regions.

Award Details

  • Getty Images is offering three grants of $5,000 each to individual photographers/videographers.
  • Awarded projects should be fulfilled within six months of being awarded.
  • Projects will be judged by an external jury of photography professionals during the summer and awarded by late summer/early fall.
  • For winning photographic projects, a final set of 20‑25 images will be delivered to Getty Images upon completion.
  • For winning video projects, a short‑form documentary video of between 5 and 10 minutes (or a series of shorter vignettes of equivalent length), will be delivered to Getty Images upon completion.
  • Grant recipients will credit the Getty Images Grant in any publication, exhibition or other public promotion of the awarded work within one year of its completion.

Judges

Pete Souza
Pete Souza
Former Chief Official White House Photographer
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Jessica Lim
Director of Angkor Photo Festival
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Katherine Pomerantz
Director of Photography, TIME Magazine
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Walter Astrada
Photographer

Questions? Email: grants@gettyimages.com