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GETTY IMAGES ANNOUNCES FINAL CALL FOR GRANTS FOR EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
May 1 deadline to submit proposal and portfolio to professional and student programs
WHAT: Getty Images today announced that there are two weeks left to submit entries for the 2012 Grants for Editorial Photography. Empowering professional photojournalists to create compelling social, political, and cultural stories, Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography awards four of five $20,000 grants to fund projects of personal and journalistic significance. The student grant program provides the opportunity for student winners’ work to be showcased on Reportage by Getty Images. Both individual photographers and those who work within teams may apply for a grant. In addition, one grant will be awarded, in conjunction with The Chris Hondros Fund, for extraordinary news coverage of a current event. Details will be forthcoming.
WHY: First established in 2004, the Grants for Editorial Photography underscore Getty Images’ belief in the power of photojournalism to generate greater awareness of significant social and cultural issues and its dedication to supporting content creators. The grants program was developed to promote excellence in photojournalism, by providing both emerging and established photographers with the means, creative freedom and collaborative editorial guidance to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance. In addition to grants, Getty Images awards winners with resources such as project execution guidance from Getty Images photo editors.
WHEN: Entries for the 2012 Grants for Editorial Photography will be accepted until May 1, 2012 at grants.gettyimages.com.
WHO: Grants will be awarded by independent judges, each selected by Getty Images for his or her talent and industry experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of an applicant’s ability to execute their proposed project with compelling visual narrative in documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of portfolio, project merit and professional ability. The 2012 Grants for Editorial Photography judging panel will consist of:
For more information, please visit grants.gettyimages.com.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. Additional information on how Getty Images inspires and powers communications can be found on The Getty Images Blog at blog.gettyimages.com as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages and Twitter at www.twitter.com/gettyimages.com.
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