Getty Images recently announced the recipients of its 10th Annual Grants Programme. Since its inception in 2004, Getty Images has supported the photojournalism and photographic communities with $1.2M in financial grants, receiving thousands of entries throughout the decade tenure. In 2014 Getty Images received a total of 575 entries from photographers in 89 countries. Getty Images, Senior Vice President, Creative, Andrew Saunders says: “It is both inspiring and humbling to witness the powerful combination of creative thinking and commitment to advance social causes that this year’s Creative Grants submissions represent.”
A grant has been awarded to photographers Susan Carlonza Chanin and Rana Faure, owners of Mother Image, as well as filmmaker Poppy de Villeneuve, in partnership with the Project Buchanan agency and not-for-profit RAINN, to produce and create a short film which highlights the widespread nature of child abuse, rape and sexual violence. Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the US – through this video they hope to bring a new awareness, hope and visual identity to this important cause.