Winners Announced
Getty Images #ShowUs Grant:
Body Positivity
With Getty Images’ mission to move the world, we are partnering with Dove to promote diversity within creative commercial photography and videography, elevating the work and the voices of women, femmes and non‑binary artists. The #ShowUs Grant provides financial support and mentorship to artists who are committed to authentically representing women, femmes and non‑binary individuals in commercial photography and videography.

The #ShowUs Grant is dedicated to promoting the work of emerging women, femmes and non‑binary commercial photographers and videographers. Judges will be looking for submissions which shatter stereotypes and conventions via Body Positivity – let’s celebrate the unique journeys of what it means to exist as women, femmes and non‑binary people in the world. We wish to honour the full spectrum of diverse experiences – from thriving in one’s body, to having a more challenging relationship to it – all experiences are valid, welcome, and appreciated. Judges will give particular consideration to photographers and videographers who are depicting authentic stories of women, femmes and non‑binary individuals in their local communities.

Project #ShowUs is a global library of images created by women, femmes and non‑binary photographers devoted to shattering beauty stereotypes around the world. Created in partnership with Dove this global collection is 100% created by and representing women, femmes and non‑binary individuals as they are, not as others believe they should be.

Prizes & Benefits

  • Two $5,000 prizes awarded
  • The successful recipients will be invited to license their award‑winning content through and at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project (please see T&Cs for details).  This is subject to you entering into a separate agreement with Getty Images allowing for the distribution of your content.
  • Winners  who choose to license their imagery will receive guidance and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ award‑winning Art Directors, as well as a feature on the Getty Images Creative Insights website, in addition to promotion on relevant Getty Images and iStock social channels. Please note, this additional support is not a requirement of the #ShowUs Grant and choosing to take advantage of this opportunity is at your discretion.

Rules & Requirements

Applicants must apply using our online application found here. Grants will be awarded by an industry‑leading panel of creative leaders selected for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of the applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with a compelling commercial visual narrative based on either still images or video. The jury will consider the caliber of the portfolio, the project's merit and the artist’s professional ability. The judges will also be assessing how the submitted projects authentically represent women from across the globe and how the project will help to change the way media and advertising represent women.

  • Must include link(s) to existing portfolio of work online
  • Application should include a 200‑500‑word summary of the proposed project and an explanation as to how the project will move the #ShowUs movement forward through commercial photography and videography
  • A short biography detailing who you are and what you’ve done
  • All the required fields indicated on the application found on the Submittable website which is linked on this page
  • All submissions must be digital. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to applicant
  • Please review the Terms & Conditions
Ameya Jane
 My Iegal name is Jane Chetty, but publicly I go by Ameya Jane or just Ameya. I am a 24 year old multi‑media artist based in Tokyo. I was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo for most of my childhood before living in Arkansas, Mumbai, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz. but being of Indian‑descent‑ I have struggled with being a woman and minority. My experiences has led me to use my skills as an artist to amplify the voices and stories of other minorities, women and historically disenfranchised groups. I currently work as an editor, photographer and director. Through photography as well as video as my medium, I document people as honestly and as wholesomely as I can. My dream is to eventually make feature films about minorities and their struggles. For more of Ameya's work visit:
Anastasia Rudenko
I am 39 years old I live in Russia and I have daughter (1 y.o. ) and son (6 y.o). From 2009 I was engaged in a social documentary photography.  Main topics in my work were Domestic Violence, Mental Disability and Others Disability, and Prison life. The main interest in my work was uncovered issues and the life of unseen people, I have mostly focused on the critical eye which, unfortunately, is difficult to publish in my country. I had certain successes in my work:  Finalist of the Magnum expression Award, 2011;  Selected As Emerging Talent for Reportage by Getty Images, 2011;  Named One of PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch in 2012;  Winner of the Canon Female PhotoJournalist Award, Visa Pour L'Image, 2015; Winner of Persephone Miel Felow by Pulitzer Center, 2016;  Finalist of Poy76 World Understanding Award of Excellence, 2018. For more of Anastasia's work visit:
Imogen‑Blue Hinojosa
Artist and filmmaker
About Imogen‑Blue
Sarah Waiswa
Award‑winning photographer and founder of African Women in Photography
About Sarah
Shina Peng
About Shina
Reya Sehgal
Creative Insights Manager, Getty Images
About Reya
Leandro Barreto
Global Vice President, Dove
About Leandro