The Getty Images Reportage Grant

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The Getty Images Reportage Grant is currently accepting applications. This year, three grants of $15,000 will be awarded to support new or ongoing documentary photography projects. Their grants program enables photographers to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues, and reach new creative heights.

Deadline to apply : May 15, 2018

Summary of opportunity

  • $15,000 prize (three available)
  • Winners will be announced in September
  • Receive recognition in media coverage of grant winners
  • Assurance that you retain copyrights to the images you submit for judges’ review
  • Option to have Getty Images’ editorial guidance throughout your project

Eligibility criteria

Grants will be awarded by independent judges selected by Getty Images for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with compelling a visual narrative in a documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of portfolio, the project’s merit and professional ability.

How to apply

According to the call for applications, they encourage creative freedom necessary to pursue work that is personally important to applicants. “Our dedication to excellence in photojournalism means we understand that creating and managing in-depth photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources”, the application states.

Prizes and benefits

  • $15,000 prize (three available)
  • Winners will be announced in September
  • Receive recognition in media coverage of grant winners
  • Assurance that you retain copyrights to the images you submit for judges’ review
  • Option to have Getty Images’ editorial guidance throughout your project

Criteria

Grants will be awarded by independent judges selected by Getty Images for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with compelling a visual narrative in a documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of portfolio, the project’s merit and professional ability.

Requirements

    • 500-word summary of the project proposal
    • A short biography detailing who you are and what you’ve done
    • 20-25 original images either related to the proposal or unrelated portfolio images
    • The proposals must be in English and be submitted electronically.
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