$40,000 in grants from Getty to support authentic representation of disability communities
Getty Images, in collaboration with Verizon, has announced a one-time grant open to photographers and videographers globally to support and encourage authentic representation of disability communities.
A total of US$40,000 will be shared between five recipients who will also be invited to license their award-winning content through GettyImages.com, at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project. The Grant seeks diverse perspectives and photographers and videographers with disabilities are specifically encouraged to apply. The aim of the grant is to help elevate photographers and videographers as they work to capture and share much-needed visual stories emphasizing the “community” aspect of people with disabilities.
The grants awarded will be as follows: One of US$15,000, one of US$10,000, and three of US$5,000. Grants will be determined by a panel of creative industry judges and disability activists. Shortlisted photography and video projects will be judged by a panel that will include:
- Shani Dhanda – Inclusion Specialist; Social Entrepreneur
- Andraéa LaVant – President and Chief Inclusion Officer, LaVant Consulting Inc.
- Nolan Ryan Trowe – Professor & Multimedia Artist; winner of the 2019 Disability Stories Creative Grant
- Lawrence Carter-Long – Media Professional and Disability Advocate
- Dr. Rebecca Swift – Global Head of Creative Insights at Getty Images
Applications for the grant close 30 June, 2022.
To apply, follow this link.
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