For us, photography is more than our business – it's our passion. And we believe we have a responsibility to the talented artists who push our industry forward. Our goal is to enable photographers, filmmakers and content creators to bring attention to significant social and cultural issues, as well as to take new and inspiring strides in creative work.

Apply for our active grants below and explore our grants program in greater depth on our Where We Stand website.

Getty Images has partnered with Women Photograph to promote gender diversity within professional photojournalism. This $10,000 grant will support an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story. Applicants should submit portfolios of 20-25 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed, and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who evince a personal connection to – and engagement with – the communities they cover.
Our dedication to excellence in photojournalism means we understand that creating and managing in-depth photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources. The Getty Images Reportage Grant continues the tradition of our Editorial Grants program, which, from its founding in 2004, has supported independent photojournalists around the world by providing the creative freedom necessary to pursue work that is personally important to them.

This year, we are awarding three grants of $15,000 to support new or ongoing documentary photography projects. Submissions are judged anonymously by a jury of notable professionals in the field of photojournalism who are not Getty Images employees. Names of applicants are withheld from the jury until after winners have been selected.

Getty Images mission is to move the world with images and we believe in this power. Since the inception of the Getty Images Grants program in 2004, Getty Images has donated over $1.5 million to photojournalists and creative photographers, furthering our commitment to the craft of photography and bringing attention to important stories that would otherwise remain unseen. 

In a time when little budget exists for groundbreaking storytelling that challenges perceptions about the world in today’s digital age, it is vital the industry continues to discover and nurture photographic talent. This is the driver behind the Bursary Getty Images wishes to introduce – Creative Bursary – LGBTQ+ Stories. 

The Getty Images Creative Bursary will foster and support projects and new content that tell  important visual stories around the LGBTQ+ community – projects and work that without funding, may otherwise not get off the ground. 

This is a one time Bursary, where three recipients will be selected in June and granted sums of either $10,000, $7000, $3000, awarded by an esteemed panel of creative industry judges. 

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