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Getty Images initiates grant programme for climate change photojournalists


By John Glenday, Reporter

January 17, 2020 | 2 min read

Getty Images is to establish a grant programme for photojournalists working to spread the word about the global climate crisis.

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Getty Images launch grant programme for climate change photojournalists

The Getty Images Climate Visuals Grant will offer two grants of $10k each to two photojournalists whose work communicates the causes, effects and solutions to rapid heating.

The grants have been made possible through a partnership with Climate Visuals, an evidence-backed programme for climate change photography, to foster new visual narratives that will both raise awareness and inspire action on the ground while meeting the needs of increased media attention on the issue.

Guidance for entrance also states that submitted work must adhere to seven principles; namely to illustrate real people; tell new stories; show climate change causes at scale; show emotionally powerful impacts; understand the audience; show local but serious impacts and demonstrate caution and care with protest imagery.

Ken Mainardis, senior vice president, head of content at Getty Images, said: “We are thrilled to be further expanding our Grants program – even more so with an honourable and committed organization like Climate Visuals, who have already done so much work to strategically change the working practices of influential visual communicators across the world and to catalyse a new - more compelling and diverse - visual language for climate change.”

All entries must be received no later than 28 February and will be judged by an industry panel.

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