Getty Images Awards 2 Editorial Grants

Posted on 2/28/2008 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Two of the five annual Getty Images' coveted $20,000 editorial grants have been awarded to Ian Martin and Lorena Ros.

Martin will spend two months expanding his "Hidden Minority: South Africa's White Poor," a photo project which documents the lives of a white minority living on less than $40 a month in post-apartheid South Africa. Ros will photograph, make audio interviews and collect supporting narratives for "Silent Witness," delving into the impact and prevalence of childhood sexual abuse in the U.S. In addition to the financial grant, each winner will receive editorial support from Getty.

Though both Martin and Ros currently reside in the U.S., they were selected from a pool of candidates spanning 29 countries. Judges included Simon Barnett and David Griffin, the respective directors of photography at Newsweek and National Geographic, Alison Morely, program chair of the International Center of Photography, and Rosanna Squera, photojournalism editor of Vanity Fair.

Barnett said that the projects by Martin and Ros were chosen for their potential to contribute to understanding difficult issues. The three remaining 2008 Getty Images Editorial Grants will be awarded in September.

Copyright © 2008 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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