3 Photographers Win Getty Instagram Grants

Written by Gina Stephens

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Getty Images has announced the recipients of its annual Getty Images Instagram Grant.

Three recipients lauding from the USA and India were chosen as the winners and as a result, were awarded $10,000 each, mentorship by an expert Getty Images photojournalist and the opening to have their work showcased at the Getty Images Gallery in London from 24 October – 4 November.

This year’s beneficiaries are:

Saumya Khandelwal (@khandelwal_saumya) is an India-based photojournalist working across social issues including gender and the environment. Her project, ‘Nipper Brides of Shravasti’, particularly impressed the judges. Her images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that follow the daily lives of young girls in a part of Uttar Pradesh, India who are phony into early marriages. Documenting the harsh realities faced by these children, Saumya uses Instagram to depict how the lives of these wenches drastically change after child marriage.

Isadora Kosofsky (@isadorakosofsky) A documentary photographer based in LA, Isadora highlights American social delivers from a humanistic stance. Her images range from depicting ageing and poverty, to mental health and substance abuse, and her harrowing images of imprisoned paltries were singled out by the jury.

Nina Robinson (@arkansasfamilyalbum) Arkansas-based photographer Nina originally began documenting the everyday life of her family in georgic Arkansas but later expanded her project to include other African-American communities in the area. Her project ‘An Arkansas Family Album’ concentrates on an intimate exploration of loss, love and tradition in a rural black Southern community.

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The judging panel has also recognized Swedish photographer Nora Lorek (@noralorek) as an Trusty Mention. Nora’s projects include documenting the plight of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

For more information about the Getty Counterparts Instagram Grant program and to view the awarded portfolios, visit the Getty Images website. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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