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Getty Images, in partnership with Dove and Girlgaze, today announced the launch of the latest #ShowUs scholarship. Designed to support emerging talent, the #ShowUs grant will award two $ 5,000 grants to women, female and non-binary commercial photographers from around the world who are using their talents to create inclusive visual stories that describe authentic representations of women and their relationships.

Open for applicationsstarting today, the two $ 5,000 grants will be awarded to emerging commercial photographers or videographers who apply following the briefingto create inclusive visual stories on the topic ‘Women’s Relations’. Winners will also be invited to license their winning content through Getty and at a 100% royalty rate for content created in the proposed project. In addition to financial compensation, beneficiaries will also receive mentoring support and guidance.

$ 10,000 #ShowUs grant is open to women, people with female, non-binary identification for commercial videos and photographs
The $ 10,000 #ShowUs grant is open to women, people with female, non-binary identification for commercial photos and videos – Getty Images

The scholarship is part of Getty Images’ ongoing commitment to promoting diversity in creative commercial content and raising the work and voices of women, photographers and videographers who identify themselves as women and not binaries, sponsored by the #ShowUs Project. Created in partnership with Dove and Girlgaze, the #ShowUs Project collection is a global library of images created by women, individuals who identify themselves as women and not binaries, devoted to breaking beauty stereotypes around the world.

Entries will be judged by a leading panel in the industry, which includes:

  • Firdaous El Honsali – Director of Global Communications, Dove

  • Ronan McKenzie – Dear photographer, director and founder of HOME by Ronan McKenzie

  • Julie Ruiz – Vice design director and award-winning creation and Girlgaze contributor

The Dr. Rebecca Swift, Global Head of Creative Insights at Getty Images, said: “In addition to our mission to break clichés in the visual universe, the #ShowUs Project aims to give women, individuals who identify as women and not binaries, a voice for representing themselves. This mission is more important than ever, so we are proud to offer a new #ShowUs scholarship to support emerging artists in creating inclusive visual stories that lead to a more diverse and representative visual landscape. ”

Firdaous El Honsali pointed out: “The #ShowUs Project is at the forefront of inclusion, giving space for several voices to tell their own stories and show us their own standard of beauty. The scholarship is an extension of that goal and I’m excited to hear the stories waiting to be told. “

Ronan McKenzie stated: “The power of your story being told in your voice is monumental. No one sees the world the way you do, or has the ability to express or translate what you really want to say other than yourself. You are important, you are valuable and, as is your story, so take ownership and be firm in your expression, show us what the phrase “Female Relations” means to you. ”

Julie Ruiz revealed: “I strongly believe in raising the vision and voices of the diverse and underrepresented. I look forward to immersing myself in the unpublished stories and reflections of life that are genuine, honest, and break the negative stereotypes of the past. It is time for all of us to see ourselves reflected in the world in an authentic way. Show us your world, we want to see it. “

Winners will be selected based on their ability to perform an attractive commercial visual narrative based on static images or video. The jury will consider the caliber of the portfolio, the merit of the project and the professional capacity of the artists. The judges will also assess how the submitted projects authentically represent women’s relationships and how the projects will help to change representation in the media and advertising. Candidates are requested to hold photo sessions safely and following local guidelines on social detachment. Judges will pay special attention to photographers and videographers who are telling local stories of women in their communities.

The Getty Images #ShowUs scholarship is part of a broader Getty Images scholarship program, which since its inception has donated more than $ 1.7 million to photographers and videographers worldwide.

Applications will be accepted until Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET. Participants can apply online at

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