Getty Images Announces 2015 Grant Winners at Visa pour l’Image festival

Five winning photographers announced in Perpignan, France

Richie Goins Jr. watches from the window of his parents trailer as cinderblocks are brought in as the foundation for his grandmother's new trailer. Leetha Goins and her children Timmy, 25, Troy, 16, and grandson Will, for whom she cares, were displaced when a drunk driver swerved off the road and crashed into their trailer. A recent study showed that the child poverty rate has increased 5.6 percent in the state of Ohio over the past 5 years. In the town of Chauncey specifically, 33.3 percent of those under the age of 18 live below the poverty line.Matt Eich/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015

Man riles up dogs while stoned in Carbondale, OH.

Clayton Ator riles up Shank and Money after getting stoned on February 5, 2007. Ator, an ex-con learned to "shoot ink" in prison and does prison style tattoos out of his living room in Carbondale, Ohio.Matt Eich/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
Beauty showers three times a day in between servicing clients. She is one of the underage minority in the area educated in the risks to her sexual health of working in Sonagachi. Nonetheless she regularly attends four to five clients in between every shower.Souvid Datta/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
Beauty, 16, gets ready for the evening rush of customers. "When I'm sad... when I want to forget, that's when I put on make-up. It helps me become someone else... to cover up the cuts."Souvid Datta/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
Naples, Scampia neighborhood, a guy with his gun 7,65 on the top of "The Sails" a particular building so called for their shape.Salvatore Esposito/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
Naples, Rione Traiano, one of the most dangerous quarter in Naples, a young guy killed by Camorra for drug business.Salvatore Esposito/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
Mojgan Ghanbari's project, Zanan, focuses on women in Iran.Mojgan Ghanbari/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
Mina sits on the couch at her parent’s apartment and waits for the groom to take her to their wedding venue.Mojgan Ghanbari/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
The 31 year old Karina Marlene was gunned down with 6 shots from a taxi in zone 10 of Guatemala City.Javier Arcenillas/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015
A "sicario" is pointing Luis Esteban in the neck asking for his money back.Javier Arcenillas/Getty Images Editorial Grants Recipient 2015

Five photographers working on long-term documentary projects about social issues were awarded $10,000 grants from Getty Images yesterday in France at the Visa pour l'Image festival—Matt Eich, Mojgan Ghanbari, Javier Arcenillas, Souvid Datta and Salvatore Esposito.

Established in 2004, the Getty grants program is one of the largest. Since it’s inception the program has awarded over $1.2 million towards photojournalism projects. “We strongly believe in the power of imagery to move the world,” Getty’s co-founder Jonathan Klein said. “Our grants programme continues to provide emerging and established photojournalists with the freedom to bring global attention to complex issues that otherwise may remain unseen.”

Matt Eich was awarded his second grant from Getty for a body of work called Carry Me Ohio, which focuses on the resurgence of heroin in the state.

Souvid Datta received a grant for the project Vanishing Girls, which focuses on the lives of young women in Asia's second largest red-light district, Sonagachi, Kolkata.

Javier Arcenillas' project Latidoamerica documents "the axis of uncontrolled violence in Honduras as social and political factors aggressively feed the issue."

Mojgan Ghanbari received support for Zanan, which examines the lives of women in Iran.

Salvatore Esposito's project What Is Missing explores the social layers of Naples and the disconnect between the city's ruling class and its feeblest members.

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