Image © Paolo Marchetti.
Getty Images announces the winners of its annual Grants for Editorial Photography, with Bharat Choudhary, Kosuke Okahara, Paolo Marchetti and Sebastian Liste receiving $20,000 each, BJP can exclusively report
At a ceremony at the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, Getty Images announced that photographers Bharat Choudhary, Kosuke Okahara, Paolo Marchetti and Sebastian Liste were the recipients of this year's crop of Grants for Editorial Photography.
The grants have been designed to support the creation or continuation of an extensive body of work. The recipients, who have been interviewed by BJP [see links below], will also receive editorial support from Getty Images.
Choudhary was selected for his project The Silence of Others; Okahara for Fragments/Fujushima; Marchetti for Fever – The Awakening of European Fascism; and Liste for The Brazilian Far West.
"I am thrilled that our Editorial Photography Grants continue to empower photojournalists and enable them to bring these important visual essays to the world's attention," said Aidan Sullivan, a vice president at Getty Images, in a statement. "I am particularly encouraged to see that this year the grants have been awarded to young, less-established photojournalists, which shows the industry is still attracting new talent. The grant will greatly benefit them, not only in their pursuit of highlighting such complex global concerns, but it will also offer global recognition and financial support as they embark on their careers."
The winners were selected from 328 applications and proposals, received from 60 countries around the world. The judges included Whitney Johnson, director of photography at The New Yorker; Jean-Francois Leroy of Visa pour l'Image; Barbara Griffin of Turner Broadcasting Systems; and photographer Stephanie Sinclair.
The Grants for Editorial Photography programme was established in 2004 and has since awarded more than $800,000 to photographers.
For more details, visit www.gettyimages.com/grants and read BJP's exclusive interviews with Bharat Choudhary, Paolo Marchetti and Sebastian Liste. An interview with Kosuke Okahara will be published later this week.
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