“Grants are very important because they enable a photographer to use his or her vision and to go out there and tell a story.”

2014 marked the tenth year anniversary of the Getty Images Grants program, which has now awarded over $1 million in funding to photographers.

In this video, first shown during the Visa pour l’Image screenings in Perpignan, some of the winners and judges of the Editorial Grant reflect on their experiences with the program and why it is so important to photojournalists.

See Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography recipients awarded in 2014 and over the last 10 years

 

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