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These 3 Instagram Photographers Each Received $10,000 from Getty

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During labor, Angela Mieres, 15, hugged her sister, Patricia. Angela’s boyfriend was shot to death 20 days before the couple’s baby was born. For a project on teenage pregnancy in Latin America, @christian_foto looked at his own upbringing as the chil

Three Instagram photographers have been selected as recipients of this year’s Getty Images Instagram Grants. Their mobile-shared photos have earned them each $10,000 and an exhibition in New York.

Back in 2015, Getty Images teamed up with Instagram to create a new annual grant program that awards a total of $30,000 each year to 3 worthy Instagram photographers. This is the second year the grants have been awarded (here are the 3 winners from last year).

Here are the 3 winners this year:

Christian Rodriguez (@christian_foto)

Rodriguez is a documentary photographer from Uruguay who has been working on a project titled Teen Mom. It depicts teen pregnancy in Latin America. Impacted by teen motherhood himself, Rodriguez hopes to raise awareness and show the issue’s impact on local communities.

During labor, Angela Mieres, 15, hugged her sister, Patricia. Angela’s boyfriend was shot to death 20 days before the couple’s baby was born.
During labor, Angela Mieres, 15, hugged her sister, Patricia. Angela’s boyfriend was shot to death 20 days before the couple’s baby was born. Christian Rodriguez/@christian_foto/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
"The Wall Street of beauty". A woman getting her eyebrows ironed in the street at Zocalo, Mexico City.  The 23 business at Alhóndiga street give support to more than 250 families. There, all the prices and market positioning of brands and products are defined; not only for the capital but for the whole country. Therefore, merchants and manufacturers call it "The Wall Street of beauty". The services offered in the middle of the street are: eyelashes extensions and curling, eyebrows ironing, hair extensions placing, fantasy nail applications, hair dye or hair removal. The zone is also called “The Miracles Alley”, because “you come in ugly, and leave pretty.”
“The Wall Street of beauty”. A woman getting her eyebrows ironed in the street at Zocalo, Mexico City.
The 23 business at Alhóndiga street give support to more than 250 families. There, all the prices and market positioning of brands and products are defined; not only for the capital but for the whole country. Therefore, merchants and manufacturers call it “The Wall Street of beauty”. The services offered in the middle of the street are: eyelashes extensions and curling, eyebrows ironing, hair extensions placing, fantasy nail applications, hair dye or hair removal. The zone is also called “The Miracles Alley”, because “you come in ugly, and leave pretty.” Christian Rodriguez/@christian_foto/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Portrait of Graciela (13) , Norma (8) and Lupita (7) hiding behind their house in a small #village called Ocotal Grande in #Veracruz. They belong to the #popoluca community. Popoluca is a #Nahuatl term (meaning "gibberish, unintelligible speech") given to various indigenous communities of southeastern Veracruz.
Portrait of Graciela (13) , Norma (8) and Lupita (7) hiding behind their house in a small village called Ocotal Grande in Veracruz. They belong to the popoluca community. Popoluca is a Nahuatl term (meaning “gibberish, unintelligible speech”) given to various indigenous communities of southeastern Veracruz. Christian Rodriguez/@christian_foto/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Gloria hold a duck at home. Gloria (13) belongs to the Mixe Community of Maluco, a small village in the north of the “Itsmo de Tehuantepec”, Oaxaca. She lives with her mother and 8 of her 10 siblings, who are between 4 and 20 years old. Gloria became mother at the age of 12, consequence of the constant sexual abuse of her father who has also attacked two of her sisters, aged 8 and 16.  According to the Population Fund of the United Nations, Latin America is the only region of the world where teenpregnancy is still increasing. In Latin America, a third part of the pregnancies belong to girls below 18 years old, and "recent projections suggest that the adolescent fertility rate in Latin America will be the highest in the world, and will remain stable for the period 2020-2100" and deliveries under 15 years old will increase to three million per year in Latin America by 2030.
Gloria hold a duck at home. Gloria (13) belongs to the Mixe Community of Maluco, a small village in the north of the “Itsmo de Tehuantepec”, Oaxaca. She lives with her mother and 8 of her 10 siblings, who are between 4 and 20 years old. Gloria became mother at the age of 12, consequence of the constant sexual abuse of her father who has also attacked two of her sisters, aged 8 and 16.
According to the Population Fund of the United Nations, Latin America is the only region of the world where teen pregnancy is still increasing. In Latin America, a third part of the pregnancies belong to girls below 18 years old, and “recent projections suggest that the adolescent fertility rate in Latin America will be the highest in the world, and will remain stable for the period 2020-2100” and deliveries under 15 years old will increase to three million per year in Latin America by 2030. Christian Rodriguez/@christian_foto/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Micalela Ribero (15) and her son Franco. She is a single mother. Micaela and her son, Franco. Micaela’s mother was, like her, a teenage mother.
Micalela Ribero (15) and her son Franco. She is a single mother. Micaela and her son, Franco. Micaela’s mother was, like her, a teenage mother. Christian Rodriguez/@christian_foto/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Ronny Sen (@ronnysen, @whatdoestheendoftimelooklike)

Ronny Sen of India has been documenting fires that have burned for over 100 years in Jharia, India.

Children wait for their parents to return from work, both of whom are coal pickets inside a coal mine in Jharia.
Children wait for their parents to return from work, both of whom are coal pickets inside a coal mine in Jharia. Ronny Sen/@ronnysen/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
The wall of a broken temple in a village near a coal mine in Jharia. Due to the blasting and the underground fire lots of the buildings and houses in nearby villages are being destroyed.
The wall of a broken temple in a village near a coal mine in Jharia. Due to the blasting and the underground fire lots of the buildings and houses in nearby villages are being destroyed. Ronny Sen/@ronnysen/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
A contractual labour inside one of the coal mines in Jharia. He will make two dollars after loading almost five trucks with coal in Jharia.
A contractual labour inside one of the coal mines in Jharia. He will make two dollars after loading almost five trucks with coal in Jharia. Ronny Sen/@ronnysen/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Coal thieves work very early in the morning before the mine officials come inside the mines in Jharia.
Coal thieves work very early in the morning before the mine officials come inside the mines in Jharia. Ronny Sen/@ronnysen/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Girma Berta (@gboxcreative)

Girma Berta of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been documenting the color and grunge of street life in Ethiopia’s capital city. Her project, titled Moving Shadows, shows street scenes with colorful backdrops.

Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016
Girma Berta/@gboxcreative)/Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

In addition to each receiving $10,000, the winners will also have their work exhibited to the public at Photoville in New York from September 21st through September 25th.

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