“One of the most important qualities… is having a singular vision, that strength in vision and courage in conviction that is your unique vision of the world.”

— Gemma Padley, Prestige Grant Judge

Personal work is at the core of all successful photography careers. It supports creative development, giving image-makers the opportunity to experiment and take risks. It allows photographers to push beyond the boundaries of a client brief, creating work on subjects and themes they truly are passionate about. That’s why we’re so thrilled about our inaugural Prestige Grant, which will help two photographers realize their personal dream projects.


Some of the industry’s most renowned experts are serving as judges for the grant. Joining Padley as judges are Lydia Pang, Director of Visual Content and Commissioning at Anomaly NY and London; Adam Hinton, an award-winning documentary photographer; and Rebecca Mcclelland, Director of Photography.

Check back for more insights from them in the coming weeks — follow @gettyimages on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date.

Prestige Grant applications are open from June 24 to August 5,, 2015. To apply or learn more, visit: www.gettyimages.com/grants.