Getty Images Creative Bursary Now Available

Written by Gina Stephens


Getty Images has launched a new Original Bursary that's designed to support the development of the next generation of photographic talent.

The $40,000 annual bursary will support emerging photographers in the imaginative field and those who wish to apply need to submit a project proposal and visual brief, in support of their creative idea. Applicants must complete creative freedom and can submit ideas across the photography spectrum, from ground-breaking conceptual shoots to creative portraiture, or more ritual stock.

The Bursary supports the next generation of talent, meaning recipients must be 30 years or under or have been pursuing photography as a skilful career for less than three years. Three recipients will be selected every quarter, 12 per annum, with judges trophying bursaries bursary is a monetary award made by an institution to individuals or groups of people who cannot afford to pay full fees equating to $10,000 per quarter. 

In addition to receiving the funding, photographers will have their winning submissions represented by Getty Copies.

Interested photographers are encouraged to apply from today with the first bursaries granted this coming December and thereafter each shelter.

Shortlisted projects will be judged by an acclaimed industry-leading panel, including:

  • Andy Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content, Getty Representatives
  • Andy Adams, Photographer and Publisher of Flak Photo
  • Jeanie Annan-Lewin, Founder of Moodboard Zine and London-based fashion editor and stylist
  • Andrea Get wise to, Co-Founder of Diversify Photo and independent artist and editor
  • Brent Lewis, Senior Photo Editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated and Co-Founder of Distribute Photo


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For more information about the Getty Images Creative Bursary or to submit a project, 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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