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Winning Photojournalists Awarded Getty Images Latest Grants for Editorial Photography

Five Professional and Four Student Grants Are Awarded $120,000 Collectively, to Pursue Their Documentary Photography Projects

New York & Perpignan, France, September 5, 2010 /PN/ Getty Images, Inc. announced that the following five photojournalists have been selected to each receive $20,000 Grants, as well as collaborative editorial support from Getty Images, to pursue their documentary photography projects:

  • Stefano De Luigi, Italy, for “TIA – This is Africa”
  • Miquel Dewever-Plana, France, for “The Other War”
  • Edwin Koo, Singapore, for “Paradise Lost: Pakistan’s Swat Valley”
  • Darcy Padilla, USA, for “The Julie Project”
  • Jerome Sessini, France, for “So far from God, too close to America”

Getty Images also awarded the following four student winners, all of whom are studying photojournalism in the United States, who will each receive $5,000 and editorial support to develop their projects:

  • Bryan Anselm, Western Kentucky University, for “A Generation in Limbo”
  • Julie Glassberg, International Center of Photography, for “Bike Kill”
  • Julia Marie Rendleman, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale for “Impact Incarceration at Dixon Springs”
  • Paris Visone, The Art Institute of Boston, for “Gender Roles and Appearance”

Aidan Sullivan, vice president of photo assignments, Getty Images, commented, “I am delighted that our editorial photography grants programme continues to empower photojournalists and enable them to bring these important visual essays to the world’s attention. This year’s judging panel carefully considered the 260 applications and proposals we received from professional photojournalists, along with the 48 student proposals, from around the world and we are thrilled with the winners selected for 2010, whose projects deal with a range of compelling and complex issues.”

The grant judges included:

  • Stephen Frailey, Chair, Photography Department, School of Visual Arts
  • Jean-Francois Leroy, Director General, Visa Pour l’Image
  • Eugene Richards, Photojournalist
  • Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times
  • Jamie Wellford, Senior Photo Editor, Newsweek

The Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography was established in 2004, to enable emerging and established photojournalists to pursue projects of personal and editorial merit. Since 2004, Getty Images has provided Grants in excess of $600,000 through the Grants for Editorial Photography and the Grants for Good.

More information about the judges, the new grant winners and their projects, as well as galleries of their portfolio images, can be found at www.gettyimages.com/grants.

Summary of Photography projects:

Professionals:

  • Stefano De Luigi, Italy, for “TIA – This is Africa”
    • Completing a series of photo essays on various parts of Africa, De Luigi will focus next on Sudan, Chad and Darfur, as he documents both the tragic and gorgeous moments in Africans’ lives.
  • Miquel Dewever-Plana, France, for “The Other War”
    • The grant winner will document al the forms of violence that people, including street children, suffer in Guatemala, as a result of drug trafficking, gangs, private businesses that engage in violent works for hire.
  • Edwin Koo, Singapore, for “Paradise Lost: Pakistan’s Swat Valley”
    • Koo will document the reconstruction of the Swat Valley and the human cost of war, as this extraordinary area is being reclaimed by local tribes, after the Taliban militants’ influence was defeated.
  • Darcy Padilla, USA, for “The Julie Project”
    • Padilla will use her grant to continue a long term project that sheds light on disparate aspects of welfare, poverty, family rights, AIDS and substance abuse, as she personifies them by detailing the life of one person.
  • Jerome Sessini, France, for “So far from God, too close to America”
    • Sessini will continue his project documenting Mexico’s plunge into violence as the government wages war against the drug cartels who’ve expanded their actions from turf wars to acts of terrorism, against both military and civilians in key communities along the Mexico-U.S. border.

Students:

  • Bryan Anselm, Western Kentucky University, for “A Generation in Limbo”
    • Anselm will document Uganda’s youth, a generation facing hurdles such as government corruption, poverty, lack of education, and the aftermath of a civil war in which many were pressed into service as child soldiers, as well as opportunities to overcome them.
  • Julie Glassberg, International Center of Photography, for “Bike Kill”
    • Glassberg will follow a group living as a subculture of society to document alternate ways of living and coping with economic and social pressures; people finding alternate ways to the norm, by creating rich, inspiring environments with art, music and passions.
  • Julia Marie Rendleman, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale for “Impact Incarceration at Dixon Springs”
    • This project will follow women who are graduating from a prison boot camp that allowed them to shorten their sentences considerably, through their adjustment to civilian life and return to their families.
  • Paris Visone, The Art Institute of Boston, for “Gender Roles and Appearance”
    • This project will explore the gender dynamics and sexuality of her subjects, and then capture how these dynamics are transformed into expected appearances, and how they are maintained and then passed down from young to old.


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