Auckland, 10 April: Getty Images and global initiative Women Photograph have announced a new grant aimed at promoting gender diversity in photojournalism and elevating the voices of female and non-binary visual journalists.
Through funding and mentorship, the US$10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story.
Open for entries until Tuesday 15 May, the Getty Images Women Photograph Grant forms part of Getty Images’ overarching Grants programme, which since its inception in 2004 has provided over US$1.3 million to photographers, photojournalists and filmmakers to support the telling of important world stories – stories that without funding, may otherwise not get off the ground.
“At Getty Images, we’re committed to promoting gender diversity in the photography industry, and even more committed to supporting the careers of female photographers in New Zealand,” said Getty APAC editorial director Cassie Trotter.
“Through this partnership with Women Photograph, we’re aiming to be at the forefront of an exciting and long-overdue change within the industry.”
Photographer and founder of Women Photograph Daniella Zalcman said: “Our partnership with Getty Images brings us one step closer to achieving our mission of shifting the gender makeup of the photojournalism community and ensuring our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.”
“At Getty Images, we’re even more committed to supporting the careers of female photographers in New Zealand.”
The Getty Images Women Photograph Grant will be judged by an acclaimed industry-leading panel including National Geographic MD/photo editor Mallory Benedict, Getty photography director Sandy Ciric, NBC Left Field managing ed Shaminder Dulai, The New York Times picture ed Sandra Stevenson, and The Intercept senior photo editor Ariel Zambelich,
The Getty Images Women Photograph Grant forms part of Getty Images’ revised global Grants programme, which in 2018 includes a new Reportage Grants series, in replace of the previous Editorial Grants programme. The Reportage Grants are open to all entrants, awarding sums of US$15,000 to three separate recipients in support of new or ongoing in-depth photography projects, providing the creative freedom and collaborative editorial support necessary to pursue work of personal and journalistic significance.
For more information on Getty Images Grants programme, visit wherewestand.gettyimages.com/grants
About Women Photograph
Women Photograph is an initiative that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of female and non-binary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 700 independent women and non-binary documentary photographers based in 91 countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization.
Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants for emerging and established photojournalists, a year-long mentorship program, and a travel fund to help women and non-binary photographers access workshops, festivals, and other developmental opportunities. Our mission is to shift the gender makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.
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