Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography
Getty Images will be announcing its eighth annual Grants program at the 2012 festival, Visa pour l’Image - Perpignan. Launched in 2005, the goal of the grants program is to enable photographers to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues, as well as to take new and inspiring strides in creative work.
An additional feature this year will be the partnership with the Chris Hondros Fund, offering a new grant for the best coverage of a major news story over the past year.
Having already empowered over 40 photojournalists to bring eye-opening visual essays to the world’s attention, Getty Images will be announcing the winners, first at the evening screening on Thursday, September 6, followed by the Grants Showcase presenting the award-winning projects on Friday, September 7, at 3pm in the Jean-Claude Rolland auditorium (Palais des Congrès).
This year, four photographers have been awarded :
- Bharat Choudhary : The Silence of Others
- Sebastián Liste / Reportage by Getty Images : The Brazilian Far West
- Kosuke Okahara: Fragments / Fukushima
- Paolo Marchetti : FEVER - The Awakening of European Fascism