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.
Ronny Sen (@ronnysen, @whatdoestheendoftimelooklike)
Ronny Sen of India has been documenting fires that have burned for over 100 years in Jharia, India.
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.
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.