Getty Images Announces Its 2010 ‘Grants for Good’ Recipients

Grants Will Enable Photographers and Creative Agencies to Help Nonprofits in Mali and Indonesia to Communicate More Effectively Through the Power of Imagery

NEW YORK & LONDON--()--Getty Images, Inc. is proud to announce that photographers Sam Faulkner and Annie Marie Musselman, and agencies Mon Frere and 619 Graphic Design, have been honored as winners of the 2010 Grants for Good program. Each photographer and agency team will be awarded $15,000 to develop compelling new imagery that will strengthen the communications and elevate the awareness of a nonprofit they have chosen to support. Now in its second year, the Getty Images Grants for Good program received more than 100 submissions from photographers and agencies in 27 countries.

The recipients of this year’s Getty Images Grants for Good were selected by three judges, including Allison Arden, Publisher of Advertising Age and Creativity; Jonny Bauer, Head of Planning for Droga5; and photographer Tara Moore, all of whom possess a keen understanding of the creative community’s ongoing involvement with nonprofits.

The Getty Images 2010 Grants for Good recipients will focus on the following projects:

  • Photographer Sam Faulkner and Sicco Diemer of Mon Frere: “Stop the Cut” will create a print media campaign for Sini Sanuman, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping female genital mutilation – excision – in Mali. The Getty Images Grant for Good will enable photographer Sam Faulkner to create a series of portraits of Malian women and girls affected by the issue. The grant will also enable Mon Frere to design a campaign for Sini Sanuman’s educational and advocacy work, to change local beliefs about the practice and to lobby the Malian government for prohibition. The campaign will promote the 'International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation' on February 6, 2011.
  • Photographer Annie Marie Musselman and Ron Kipnis of 619 Graphic Design: “For the Innocent” will create new imagery for Orangutan Outreach, a nonprofit providing sanctuary for endangered and exploited victims of the cruel wildlife trade in Asia, through the Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre, which is instrumental in stopping this trade. With the Getty Images Grant for Good, Annie Marie Musselman will develop imagery that captures the spirit and beauty of these amazing animals and also the dedicated work of the Orangutan Outreach staff. The grant also supports 619 Graphic Design’s work to redesign Orangutan Outreach’s media and printed materials, to aid in their fundraising efforts and to provide education about the wildlife trade.

In addition to the cash prize, the winning photographers will have the option to collaborate with Getty Images’ team of art directors, photo editors and producers during the execution of their project. The photographers’ resulting work will be showcased on www.gettyimages.com/grants and will be used to develop more powerful visual communications for the nonprofits.

Andrew Delaney, head of content North America, for Getty Images, said, “In 2009, we introduced the Grants for Good program to recognize 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 two important world issues: curtailing the illegal trafficking of wild animals in Indonesia and vastly improving the health and lives of young women in Mali.”

In addition to the two grant recipients, several outstanding grant applications are commended by the judges.

Notable finalists:

  • Seattle-based photographer Andrew Miksys, in collaboration with Joseph Miceli at agency Alfa60, proposed a project for The Roma Community Center of Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Singapore-based photographer Edwin Koo, collaborating with Debby Ng at asia!Magazine, plans to develop a project for the Center for Democracy and Development, in Nepal.
  • Congolese photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu and Sean Sutton of the Mines Advisory Group’s communication team, proposed a project to support the Mines Advisory Group of Manchester, UK.
  • Mumbai-based photographer Pratim Shankar and Manoj S. Motiani, of Thought Bubbles, plan to develop a project for ARMMAN.

For more information about the Getty Images Grants for Good program, please visit www.gettyimages.com/grants, which features all notable finalists and the winners.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor 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.

Contacts

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Molly McWhinnie, Public Relations Manager for the Americas
206-925-6054
molly.mcwhinnie@gettyimages.com
or
Jo Crosby, Public Relations Manager for EMEA
+44 0203 227 2268
jo.crosby@gettyimages.com

Release Summary

Getty Images announces photographers Sam Faulkner and Annie Marie Musselman, and agencies Mon Frere and 619 Graphic Design, as winners of the 2010 Grants for Good program.

Contacts

Getty Images
Molly McWhinnie, Public Relations Manager for the Americas
206-925-6054
molly.mcwhinnie@gettyimages.com
or
Jo Crosby, Public Relations Manager for EMEA
+44 0203 227 2268
jo.crosby@gettyimages.com