The stock photo library was the first company to pledge a scholarship which was presented at the organization’s first ever awards ceremony in October 2009 and is renewing its support for the 2010 scholarship programme.
Jerry Tavin, a founder of YPA said: “Alamy has been extraordinary in recognizing the importance of supporting young emerging photographers. It continues to provide YPA with important support of its programs and all of us at YPA thank the company.”
Alamy’s Head of Content, Alan Capel added: “We are delighted to be supporting YPA again. Such initiatives provide youthful creators with tremendous support and guidance at a crucial stage in their professional development.”
At the annual YPA scholarship event in October 2009, the Alamy Scholarship Award was presented to Julianne Jamora of the School for Visual Arts by renowned photographer, Mary Ellen Mark
YPA is an educational foundation dedicated to rallying the resources of the creative community and general public in support of young talent. Its mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of image-makers by offering the real-world knowledge, insight, experience and contacts they need to build sustainable careers as photography professionals
Alamy has the largest and most comprehensive online collection of commercial photography in the world. Established in 1999, it pioneered the concept of an unedited collection and offers millions of images from thousands of photographers and photo agencies worldwide.