Getty Images’ mission is to move the world with images. However, it recognizes that breaking into the commercial industry can be difficult. In a time when little budget exists for extensive creative art-directed shoots, establishing yourself as a new photographer is tougher than ever. Yet in today’s digital age, it is vital as an industry to attract and nurture emerging photographic talent. Getty Images Creative Bursary, now in its second year, exists to provide the emerging commercial talent. With financial freedom, emerging photographers can explore their own projects of personal and creative significance – projects and productions that without funding, may otherwise never get off the ground.
In conjunction with Verizon Media, Getty Images will award $40,000 in total, shared by five recipients. Dedicated toward elevating the work of still photographers using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting life with a disability, Disability Stories, is open to all photographers who have been shooting for less than five years.
The selection committee awards the Getty Images Creative Bursary to six candidates as:
Additionally, the successful recipients are invited to license their award-winning content through GettyImages.com, at a 100% royalty rate for imagery created within their proposed project (please see T&Cs for details). You will also receive guidance and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ award-winning Art Directors, as well as a feature on our Creative Insights website, in addition to promotion on our relevant social channels.
The Getty Images Creative Bursary is open to individuals who
Submission for the Getty Images Creative Grants requires applicants to complete and submit the online application. Along with the application, the candidates must provide:
Candidates can submit the application for the Getty Images Creative Grants until 1 November 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are ineligible for the reward.