Getty Images Editorial Grants & Inclusion Scholarships – call for submissions

Submissions are now open for three Getty Images Editorial Grants, worth US$5,000 each, to photographers and videographers reporting stories of community resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Grants are part of Getty Images’ wider grants program, which since its inception has donated over US$1.8 million to photographers and videographers around the world. 

© Mario Tama
© Mario Tama

As well as this, Getty is also offering four US$10,000 Inclusion Scholarships to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion to support emerging storytellers within underrepresented groups. Getty Images will partner with the organisations; Women Photograph, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to award the scholarships. Together with a selection of prestigious photography and journalism associations, Getty Images aims to support emerging editorial talent within underrepresented groups and offer aspiring photojournalists the financial means to pursue education that will enable careers within the industry.

“At Getty Images, we believe in the power of editorial imagery to ask the questions, press the issues, challenge attitudes, to move the world for the good of society” said Pancho Bernasconi, VP Global News at Getty Images. “With the new Editorial Grants and returning Inclusion Scholarships we are committed to supporting editorial storytellers at every level and enabling the production of inclusive, socially significant stories from around the world.”

Within the theme of 'Community Resilience' for the Editorial Grants, judges will be looking for visual journalists to show how communities around the world are recovering from the pandemic’s far-reaching impact on public health, jobs, education, and other aspects of human welfare. Grant submissions should focus on how individuals, businesses, volunteer organisations, and local governments are helping communities recover from, and adapt to, the long-term disruptive challenges posed by the pandemic.

Judging panel

  • Pete Souza, former Chief Official White House Photographer
  • Jessica Lim, Director of Angkor Photo Festival
  • Katherine Pomerantz, Director of Photography, TIME Magazine
  • Walter Astrada, Photographer


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