Insightful Instagrammers acknowledged
The winners have been announced for the inaugural Getty Images Instagram Grant programme — which aimed to reward photographers who were using Instagram to document stories from under-represented communities around the world.
Selected from more than 1200 entries from across 109 countries, the winners were Ismail Ferdous, a documentary photographer from Bangladesh; Brazilian-born photographer Adriana Zehbrauskas; and Dmitry Markov from Russia. Each grant recipient will receive US$10K (nearly NZ$16K), as well as mentorship from one of Getty Images’ awardwinning photographers, who include John Moore, Chris McGrath, and Andrew Burton.
Ferdous carried out a year-long project focusing on the surviving relatives of those who were killed in the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory. Zehbrauskas focused on covering topics such as climate change, and documenting the everyday lives of Latin Americans. Markov spotlighted the plight of orphaned children.
You can see more of the winners’ work by following them on Instagram — Ferdous at @afterranaplaza, Zehbrauskas at @adrianazehbrauskas, and Markov at @dcim.ru.