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Getty Images COVID-19 Reportage Grant 2020

Getty Images COVID-19 Reportage Grant 2020

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Getty Images calls application for COVID-19 Reportage Grant 2020.

For over 15 years, the Getty Images editorial grants program has supported independent photographers in telling in-depth stories of personal and journalistic importance. Getty Images grant recipients have come from dozens of different countries, producing ambitious photo essays from even more. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions have presented many such photographers with immense obstacles to where and how they work. But, as disruptive as it has been, it also presents the opportunity for photojournalists to show the wide-ranging impact of the pandemic on their own communities.

Reportage Grant to offer eight awards of $5,000 each to photographers reporting stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizer, Getty Images will give particular consideration to those working in their own cities or immediate regions. While many cities and countries are at different stages in the trajectory of the pandemic; its effects will be long-lasting most everywhere. Beyond the public health emergency, it is a story of economic and social dislocation, and potentially one of scientific and technological innovation. Smart photojournalism has the potential to illuminate the understanding of these issues in the months and years ahead.


  • Eight grants of $5000 each.
  • Option to have Getty Images’ editorial guidance throughout your project.
  • Assurance that you retain copyrights to the images you submit for judges’ review.
  • Getty Images and media partners will widely promote and publicize the grant winner through an announcement.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and should be identify as a professional photojournalist.
  • Summary of the project proposal (Min 300 words, Max 500).
  • A short biography detailing who you are and what you’ve done.
  • 20-25 original images either related to the proposal or unrelated portfolio images.
  • The proposals must be in English and be submitted electronically.


Grants will be awarded by independent judges selected by Getty Images for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of the applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with compelling a visual narrative in a documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of the portfolio, the project’s merit, and professional ability.


See the terms and conditions


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 May,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerGetty Images



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