here is great opportunity for the photographers and photojournalist
For more than 15 years, the Getty Images editorial scholarship program has supported freelance photographers to tell deep stories of personal and journalistic importance. Its grant recipients have come from dozens of different countries, producing even more ambitious photo essays. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions have presented many of these photographers with immense obstacles to where and how they work. But as disruptive as it has been, it also presents an opportunity for photojournalists to show the full impact of the pandemic on their own communities.
That’s why they are restructuring this year’s Reporting Grants to offer eight awards to photographers who report stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will give special consideration to those who work in their own cities or immediate regions. While many cities and countries are at different stages in the pandemic’s trajectory, its effects will last almost everywhere. Beyond the public health emergency, it is a story of economic and social dislocation, and potentially one of scientific and technological innovation. Smart photojournalism has the potential to illuminate our understanding of these issues in the months and years ahead.