Getty Images Reportage Grant 2019

$15,000 prize

Our dedication to excellence in photojournalism means we understand that creating and managing in-depth photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources. The Getty Images Reportage Grant continues the tradition of our Editorial Grants program, which, from its founding in 2004, has supported independent photojournalists around the world by providing the creative freedom necessary to pursue work that is personally important to them. (Above: a photo by grantwinner Paula Bronstein, from her project "The Cost of War.")

Grants will be awarded by independent judges selected by Getty Images for their expertise and experience. Selection will be based on the judges’ determination of applicant’s ability to execute the submitted project with compelling a visual narrative in a documentary feature format, taking into account the caliber of portfolio, the project's merit and professional ability.

Only digital submissions through our online entry system will be accepted. Prints, books, slides or transparencies or other such materials will not be reviewed by judges nor returned to applicant. The online submission must include: a 500-word summary of the project proposal,a short biography of the applicant and 20-25 original images either related to the proposal or unrelated portfolio images. The proposals must be in English


- $15,000 prize (three available)
- Winners will be announced in September
- Receive recognition in media coverage of grant winners
- Assurance that you retain copyrights to the images you submit for judges’ review
- Option to have Getty Images' editorial guidance throughout your project


Applicants must be at least 18 years old and presently engaged as a professional photojournalist. A professional photojournalist, for the purposes of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, is one who derives the majority of his or her income from documenting issues and events through still photography. Applicants may apply as individuals or teams. Getty Images employees may not apply. Contributors to Getty Images who are not employees are eligible.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each grant applicant allows Getty Images the right to use his or her name, likeness and biographical information, as well as the right to select and use portfolio and grant project images in connection with any and all Getty Images promotions and publicity, including the website and exhibitions of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program.


Documentary Photojournalism