Thursday, June 23, 2011
Getty Images Grants for Good
2011 recipients are announced
Andrew Saunders, Vice President, Creative Content says: "Getty Images introduced the Grants for Good programme to recognise and support those in the creative community, who work with nonprofits on a wide range of important issues, including the arts, education, human rights, health, poverty and the environment." He added, "We are pleased that this year's grants will go towards tackling important issues, such as the sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on the ongoing health issues experienced by those in the Bhopal, India, in the aftermath of an industrial chemical accident more than 25 years ago."
The recipients of this year's Getty Images Grants for Good were selected by a panel of leading industry professionals, all of whom possess a keen understanding of the creative community's ongoing involvement with nonprofits, causes and Issues. The judging panel included:
• James Partridge, Founder and Chief Executive, of the nonprofit Changing Faces
• Ian Haworth, Global Chief Creative Officer and Chairman of creative agency RAPP
• Michael Hall, award‐winning photographer and climate change activist
In addition to the two grant recipients, two other outstanding grant applications are commended by the judges.
• Photographer Barbara Alper and Green Team Advertising, both from New York City, were honored for their proposal to support Lifeforce in Later Years (LILY), an organization that helps seniors overcome challenges to live independent lives. They proposed a well-thought-out visibility campaign to tell the story of a Manhattan-based LILY program, Morningside Village, in a new brochure to drive awareness of LILY's work, promote volunteer recruitment and support its fund-raising efforts.
• Armenian photographer Nazik Armenakyan was honored for his proposal to assist Mamikon Hovsepyan in developing imagery for Public Information and Need of Knowledge Armenia (PINK Armenia), a non-profit anti-discrimination organization committed to raising tolerance toward the LGBT community in Armenia. Their proposal put forth a thoughtful strategy to use imagery in Armenian-language materials for both the LGBT community and the general population, as well as photo essays for local magazines.
For more information about the Getty Images Grants for Good programme, please visit www.gettyimages.com/grants. To access additional information on this year's winners, visit http://imagery.gettyimages.com.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.