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Getty Teams Up with Instagram to Offer $30,000 to Mobile Photographers

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Smartphone photography is becoming one of the main ways people share visual stories with the world, and Getty Images wants to help bankroll powerful mobile photo projects. The company is teaming up with Instagram to launch a new photography grant that will hand out $30,000 to help Instagram users tell important stories.

Getty Images says that three photographers will each receive $10,000 to “document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.” The recipients will be selected based on the quality of their Instagram photo history, and they’ll be provided with mentorship to “amplify their impact.”

The panel of five judges include three documentary photographers (Malin Fezehai, Maggie Steber, and Ramin Talaie), a National Geographic fellow and photojournalist (David Guttenfelder), and TIME’s director of photography (Kira Pollack).

If you’d like to apply for this grant yourself, you can do so on the Getty Images website. You’ll be required to submit a biography, a description of your approach and style, a recap of stories you’ve covered, and an explanation of how you would benefit from receiving the grant.

The application window opened today and will close on June 4, 2015.

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