The 2017 Getty Images Instagram Grant recipients have been announced! Now in its third year, the grant program was founded to support photographers, videographers and visual artists using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. An esteemed panel of international photographic and multidisciplinary experts judged a geographically diverse group of artists, focusing on the image quality and visual stories told through the applicants’ photos. Keep reading to learn more about this year's winners.
Isadora Kosofsky is a documentary photographer based in LA. She highlights American social issues from a humanistic stance. She became a photographer a decade ago and continues to immerse herself in the lives of families and individuals who are impacted by incarceration.
Saumya Khandelwal from India was awarded the grant for her project "‘Child Brides of Shravasti." Her images follow the daily lives of young girls in a part of Uttar Pradesh, India who are forced into early marriages. Documenting their harsh realities, Saumya uses Instagram to depict how the lives of these girls drastically change after child marriage.
Arkansas based photographer Nina Robinson originally began documenting the every-day life of her family in rural Arkansas, but later expanded her project to include other African American communities in the area. Her project "An Arkansas Family Album" focuses on an intimate exploration of loss, love and tradition in a rural black southern community.