Getty Images Announces Stephen Ferry and Karen Kasmauski as Winners of Inaugural Grants for Good
Both grant recipients have up to six months to complete their projects and to deliver their imagery to their non-profit partner. The grants are designed to be flexible for both the photographer and non-profit; should the photographer not require the entire $15,000 to produce their project, Getty Images will donate the balance of the funds to the non-profit. Getty Images introduced the Grants for Good in February 2009 as an expansion of its photographer grant program, to involve the creative community and support photographers who use imagery to promote positive change in our world. To view the winners’ projects and their portfolio of imagery, please visit www.gettyimages.com/grants.
“It is extraordinary to see that so many photographers and non-profits are teaming to develop new imagery on a wide range of social issues, including the arts, education, human rights, health, poverty, peace and the environment,” said Andrew Delaney, head of content for Getty Images.
In addition to the two grant winners, Getty Images and the judges wish to recognize a number of outstanding finalists and their innovative grant proposals benefiting non-profits from around the world:
* David Maisel in collaboration with Earthworks to create an aesthetic response to the despoiled landscapes in the American West.
* Diane Bondereff in collaboration with Arc Finance to document how the power of solar energy can lift people from poverty in Asia and Africa.
* Greg Constantine in collaboration with Medecins San Frontiers to document their work with the Rohingya people in Indonesia.
* James Wasserman in collaboration with Khmer Arts Ensemble to capture their rebuilding of Cambodia’s cultural heritage in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge.
* Kate Kunath in collaboration with Schools for Chiapas to create compelling imagery of the indigenous people of Mexico to create a GMO-free zone.
* Kirk Torregasso in collaboration with Orange Walk to document the work of the founders as they raise awareness for the victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
* David Fricke in collaboration with Both Your Hands to teach orphans in Uganda to become photographers and find work in the country’s rapidly expanding infrastructure.
* Arthur Klonsky in collaboration with Connecting Youth Around the Globe, a subsidiary of Life On Lens, to document the establishment of schools that teach children photography in Haiti and Kenya.
* Jon Vidar in collaboration with the Tiziano Project to develop citizen journalism in the Kurdish culture.
* Robert van Waarden in collaboration with Global Youth Action Network (in connection with Fired Up Media) to profile a global youth-driven movement to address climate change.
- Aperture Foundation
- Arc Finance
- Both Your Hands
- Connecting Youth Around the Globe
- Fired Up Media
- Getty Images
- Global Youth Action Network
- Human Rights Watch
- International Center of Photography
- Khmer Arts Ensemble
- Life On Lens
- Medecins San Frontiers
- Orange Walk
- Save Our Cumberland Mountains
- Schools for Chiapas
- Tiziano Project
- W Magazine