Getty Images Announces 2016 Grant Winners at Visa pour l’Image Festival

Introducing the 2016 Getty Grant winners

Sergey Ponomarev/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016
Migrant kids lit the bonfire to warm themselves at the gas station on the highway where they wait to get transited to the Idomeni registration camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, Thursday January, 28, 2016.Sergey Ponomarev/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016

Five photographers working on long-term documentary projects about social issues were awarded $10,000 grants from Getty Images last night during the Visa pour l'Image Festival in Perpignan, France.

This year’s winners of the ninth annual grant include Katie Orlinksy, Kristen Luce, Jonathan Torgovnik, Mary Frances Calvert and Sergey Ponomarev.

Jonathan Torgovnik/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016
Eight year old Guguleto walking in the rubbish filled courtyard between two derelict 'hijacked' buildings that houses African migrants, in Johannesburg's Inner city.Jonathan Torgovnik/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016

Jonathan Torgovnik was awarded his second from Getty for a body of work he calls The Hijacked Life of African Migrants in Johannesburg which is focused on the influx of migrant workers from Northern Africa who have come to Johannesburg in search of a better life.

Mary Frances Calvert/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016
Gary Noling stands in his daughter Carrie's bedroom on the anniversary of her suicide in Alliance, Ohio. US Marine Carrie Goodwin suffered severe retaliation after reporting her rape to her commanders. Five days after she was went home with a bad conduct discharge, she drank herself to death. "it destroyed my family. When Carrie died i lost all three of my kids and my grandkids. I lost two thirds of me. Two thirds of me is in that box of ashes."Mary Frances Calvert/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016

Mary Frances Calvert received a grant for her ongoing project focused on sexual assault in the military. Calvert will use the money to continue pursuing a body of work called Prisioners of War: Male-on-Male Rape in America's Military.

Katie Orlinsky/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016
A girl catches sheefish from an ice hole on the frozen Kotzebue Sound in Alaska in May 2015. After Alaska had its hottest year on record in 2014, hunting and fishing in the region has been unpredictable. For the Inupiat villagers of the Alaskan Arctic, the calendar year revolves around hunting, fishing and gathering, a lifestyle Alaskans call “subsistence,” which is as much cultural tradition as economic necessity. Ice is getting thinner, windows of opportunity for hunting are shrinking and animal behavior is changing due to a warming arctic and climate change is now threatening their way of life.Katie Orlinsky/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016

Katie Orlinksy's project Chasing Winter looks at the effects that climate change has had on the people living in Alaska.

Sergey Ponomarev received support for Exodus which focuses on Europe's refugee crisis.

Kristen Luce/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016
A suspected migrant runs back to Miguel Aleman, Mexico after being pursued by agents near Roma, Texas. Border Patrol and other law enforcement cannot pursue "turnbacks" and there is little cooperation from Mexican authorities.Kristen Luce/ Getty Images Grant recipient 2016

Kristen Luce's project Border Security looks at the drug trade between the United States and Mexico.

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