|By Matt Eich, a 2013 Getty Images grant recipient for Editorial Photography.|
Getty Images has announced a call for entries for its Getty Grants, a series of photographic grants for editorial and portrait photographers totaling $130,000 (~£77,737). To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its grant program, Getty Images is offering six prizes for editorial photography, three creative grants for non-profit organizations and individual photographers, and one for portrait photographers.
The Editorial Photography category will award five prizes of $10,000 (~£5,980) each, plus a grant in conjunction with the Lean In foundation for a photographer 'whose project is focused on an important but under told story about women or girls achieving positive results in their communities or personal lives'.
In the Creative Grants category, two $20,000 (~£11,960) prizes are available for photographers and filmmakers working together to support a non-profit organization. A third, Lean In foundation, grant is available for a photographer and agency with 'joint proposals ... to develop imagery for a non-profit that focuses on issues related to empowering women, girls and their families and communities'.
Finally, the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize is offering $10,000 (~£5,980) to a photographer with less than five years of experience in portrait photography.
Applications will be accepted April 1 through May 15, 2014. Learn more about the grants and apply, go to the Getty Images website.
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