Getty Images $100.000 Grants Awarded

Getty Images has announced the winners of the 2011 grants and is awarding a total f $100.000 to five photojournalists.


Five photojournalists are awarded $100,000 collectively, to pursue their documentary photography projects

London, UK – 2 September, 2011 – Getty Images has announced that five photojournalists have been selected to each receive a grant of US$20,000, as well as collaborative editorial support from Getty Images, to pursue their documentary photography projects. The winning photojournalists and corresponding projects are:

  • Alvarro Ybarra Zavala for ‘Colombia, in the eternity of sorrow’
  • Walter Astrada for ‘Violence against woman in Norway’
  • Stanley Greene for ‘The E-waste Trail – China/ Pakistan/ Nigeria’
  • Liz Hingley for ‘The Jones family’
  • Joan Bardeletti for ‘The KILL (the African Gays) BILL’”

Aidan Sullivan, Vice President of Photo Assignments, Getty Images, commented: “I am thrilled that our editorial photography grants programme continues to empower photojournalists and enable them to bring these important visual essays to the world’s attention. This year’s judging panel carefully considered over 400 applications and proposals received from around the world and we are delighted with the winners selected for 2011. This year’s, projects deal with a range of compelling and complex issues, such as civil war in Colombia and poverty in the United Kingdom.”

The panel of esteemed judges included:

  • Tom Stoddart, Photojournalist
  • Jean-Francois Leroy, Director General, Visa Pour l’Image
  • Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine
  • Cyril Drouhet, Director of Photography, Le Figaro magazine
  • Emanuela Mirabelli, Photo Editor, Marie Claire Italy

Click here to view the judges biographies.

Photojournalist and judge for the 2011 programme, Tom Stoddart, commented: “It was a real pleasure to be part of the judging panel for this year’s Grants for Editorial Photography. After spending hours looking at submissions from talented, committed, passionate photographers, I came away with an answer to the age old question – is photojournalism dead? NO – it’s alive and kicking!”

The Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography was established in 2004, to enable emerging and established photojournalists to pursue projects of personal and editorial merit, focusing attention on significant social and cultural issues. Since 2005, Getty Images has provided Grants in excess of US$700,000 through the grants programme, demonstrating their commitment to promoting excellence in photojournalism through tangible, positive contributions to the industry.

More information about the judges, the grant recipients and their winning projects, as well as galleries of their portfolio images, can be found at

Marco | Editor

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