Getty Images has announced the first 2 winners of the Getty Images 2008 Grants for Editorial Photography. The lucky recipients are (drumroll please) Ian Martin and Lorena Ros. Both the winners will receive $20,000 in funding, enabling them to pursue new documentary photography projects. In addition, each grant recipient receives collaborative support from Getty Images photo editors as they implement their winning projects.
Martin and Ros were selected from 139 applicants from 29 countries, by the following judges:
· Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, Newsweek
· David Griffin, Director of Photography, National Geographic
· Alison Morely, Program Chair, International Center of Photography
· Rosanna Sguera, Photojournalism Editor, Vanity Fair
Three additional grants will be awarded in September. For more information about the grants program, the judges, the winners’ projects and portfolios, please visit http://www.gettyimages.com/editorial-grants.