Getty Images #ShowUs Grant

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

The #ShowUs Grant is dedicated toward promoting the work of emerging artists and is open to women, female identifying and non‑binary commercial photographers and videographers. Judges will be looking for submissions which represent Women Relationships. Applicants are requested to conduct shoots safely and following local guidelines around social distancing. Judges will give particular consideration to photographers and videographers who are telling local stories of women in their communities.

Project #ShowUs is a global library of images created by women devoted to shattering beauty stereotypes around the world. Created in partnership with Dove and female photography collective Girlgaze this global collection is 100% powered by women, showing women as they are, not as others believe they should be.

Winners announced!
Nwando Ebeledike
London‑based Nigerian documentary photographer who is inspired by otherness/alternative realities, finding various diverse ways of life and merging these various realities to get a better understanding of life. Nwando’s winning project focuses on telling the stories of queerness in Nigeria, where one's reality can be taboo and punishable by law.
Stephanie Bell
Media producer, filmmaker and writer located in Los Angeles who aims to inspire, empower, and uplift women through creative concepts and storytelling. Stephanie’s winning project focuses on documenting the importance of Black‑owned beauty supply stores and salons in Los Angeles.
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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • The proposals must be in English
  • 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


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Ronan Mckenzie
Photographer, Artist, Founder HOME by Ronan Mckenzie
Firdaous El Honsali
Director Global Communications Dove
Julie Ruiz
Award‑winning creative & design director at VICE 
Natalia Leite
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