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"Getty Images has announced a new grant offered in collaboration with Instagram. There are a total of three grants available, each for $10,000 USD, and will be awarded to photographers using Instagram to document underrepresented communities. Recipients will also be given a mentorship opportunity with Getty Images’ photographers. The trio of grants will lend financial support to photographers using Instagram to share their projects and tell visual stories. To be considered for the grant, interested Instagram users must submit an application on Getty's website.
"Judges will evaluate applicants' existing Instagram photography, with the quality, projects/stories, and visual storytelling all being taken into consideration. In addition to submitting Instagram photos, applicants must also provide a bio, their plans for the funds, and details on their approach to using Instagram. Submissions are open from May 7 to June 4, 2015 at 11:59PM London Time. The winners will be announced this upcoming September."