Getty Images mission is to move the world with images and we believe in this power, yet we recognize that breaking into the commercial industry can be difficult. In a time when little budget exists for extensive creative art-directed shoots, establishing yourself as a new photographer is tougher than ever, yet in today’s digital age, it is vital as an industry that we continue to attract and nurture emerging photographic talent.
Getty Images Creative Bursary exists to provide emerging commercial talent with the financial freedom to explore their own projects of personal and creative significance - projects and productions that without funding, may otherwise not get off the ground. If you are a photographer who has been shooting for less than five years, you are eligible to apply.
Seeking to elevate the work of emerging photographers using their art form to create inclusive visual stories, in 2019, our Creative Bursary focuses on the LGBTQTIA+ community. Three grants will be awarded to selected emerging creative commercial photographers, whose work focuses on evolving narratives surrounding the lives of LGBTQTIA+ using still photography.