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Getty Images has announced which photojournalists will receive its 2015 Getty Images Editorial Grants.

The chosen five were selected from almost 400 applicants, and will receive a grant of US$10,000 as well as editorial support from Getty Images. This will give them the opportunity to pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Getty Images co-founder and chief executive officer, Jonathan Klein, says, “The 2015 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography recipients exemplify the dedication, determination and integrity that define the photojournalism community. We strongly believe in the power of imagery to move the world and I am extremely proud that 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.”

Getty Images has announced that one of the grants will be renamed the David Laidler Memorial Award, in honour of the late David Laidler, a former employee who founded the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography programme in 2005.

This year’s grant winners are; Souvid Datta, Salvatore Esposito, Javier Arcenillas, Mojgan Ghanbari and Matt Eich. The projects selected examine a range of thought-provoking and moving issue, from the social structure of Naples to the sex industry in Kolkata and heroin abuse in Ohio. Getty Images hopes that by getting behind talented photojournalists, it demonstrates its commitment to the medium of photography and its potential impact on society.


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