See The Winners of Getty Images’ Inaugural Instagram Grant

Projects from Bangladesh, Mexico and Russia take home $10,000

Tuesday May 14 2013 in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh.The death toll from the collapse of a shoddily built garment-factory building in Bangladesh continued its horrifying climb, on Sunday the number of reaches 1137. The disaster is likely the worst garment-factory accident ever, the last day of work(AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous)© Ismail Ferdous
Rahela khanam her son died at the age of 20 Fazlul haw husband : 01779530722 970hunder thousand ------------------ Volunteer: Monwar Tushar© Ismail Ferdous
Rana Plaza 8 Storey Building collapsed in around 8.45 morning on 24 April 2013 in Savar outskirt of Dhaka,Bangladesh. The building had 4 Garments, 1 bank and many shops. At least 151 killed and thousand inured © Ismail Ferdous
© Ismail Ferdous

Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico: A couple seen through the rearview mirror of their bicitaxi, in front of an image of Saint Jude Thaddeus, 'The Saint for the Hopeless and the Despaired'. Photo © Adriana Zehbrauskas @adrianazehbrauskas #mexicocity #mexico #DF #photography #documentary https://instagram.com/p/zBq_YwN5Kv/?taken-by=adrianazehbrauskas © Adriana Zehbrauskas
Keidy plays outside their home in El Pericón, Guerrero. Four months ago today uniformed police ambushed 5 buses of students in Iguala, killing 6 people, wounding more than 20 and disappearing 43. Keidy's uncle, Alexander Mora Venancio, was among them. Shot #onassignment for the #nytimes #mexico #guerrero #elpericon #43 #photography #photojournalism #documentary #ayotzinapa Photo by Adriana Zehbrauskas https://instagram.com/p/yVB_1zt5DP/?taken-by=adrianazehbrauskas© Adriana Zehbrauskas
Xalpatlahuac, Mexico, Jan 23rd, 2015: Fiesta del pueblo en Xalpatlahuac, hometown of 4 of the missing students and one survivor. Jan 23rd, 2015. Shot #onassignment for the #nytimes #mexico #guerrero #ayotzinapa #43 #photography #photojournalism #documentary #hipstamatic https://instagram.com/p/yOH2heN5LO/?taken-by=adrianazehbrauskas Photo © Adriana Zehbrauskas© Adriana Zehbrauskas
Tixtla,Guerrero, Mexico, March 24th, 2015 - Two young students walk to school under a heavy sky early this morning in Tixtla. Less than 2 miles away from the Ayotzinapa rural teachers school, the economy in this small city has suffered a slow down due to the intermittent teachers strikes in the past six months. Business have seen a 20% decrease, according to the local merchants, who are struggling to get by. Photo © Adriana Zehbrauskas https://instagram.com/p/0nmkQxt5Bl/?taken-by=adrianazehbrauskas © Adriana Zehbrauskas
© Dmitry Markov
© Dmitry Markov
© Dmitry Markov
© Dmitry Markov

This morning Getty Images and Instagram announced Ismail Ferdous, Adriana Zehbrauskas and Dmitry Markov as the three talented photographers to be awarded the first ever Getty Images Instagram Grant. Each of these photographers will receive a $10,000 grant, mentorhship from a Getty photojournalist and have their work shown at Photoville, which opens this afternoon in New York City.

Established earlier this year, the Getty Images Instagram Grant received over 1,200 entires from photographers working in 109 countries. Entrants were evaluated based on the existing bodies of work featured on their accounts with judges looking at the quality of images, photographic technique and, of course, storytelling ability.

Bangladesh-based Ismail Ferdous received a grant for his project called After Rana Plaza, which focuses on the stories of the surviving relatives of individuals who were killed in the collapse of Rana Plaza garment factory.

Adriana Zehbrauskas is a Brazilian photographer currently based in Mexico City who is part of the Instagram collective @everydayclimatechange. She has been documenting everyday life in Mexico City through her account and plans to use the grant money to fund a project called Next of Kin: Family Matters, which will involve shooting formal portraits of the families of the 43 students who went missing last year from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers School.

Dmitry Markov is a Russian-based photographer who also volunteers for the Russian Children’s Fund. He has used his Instagram account to draw attention to the stories of Russia’s orphaned children.

“Our three recipients could not better exemplify the original aim of this grant: to document and share stories of underrepresented communities that otherwise rarely come into focus,” Elodie Mailliet Storm, Getty Images’ Senior Director of Content Partnerships, said of the winners.

Work from all three of the winners will be on view at New York City’s Photoville through September 20.

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