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Getty Images and Instagram announce grant winners

Getty Images Instagram Grant Winners Announced

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Photo by Girma Berta, @gboxcreative, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Getty Images and Instagram have announced the winners of the second annual Getty Images Instagram Grant, a program founded to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.

The three winners will receive grants of $10,000 and will also have their work exhibited at the Photoville photography festival in New York from September 21-25. Click through to learn about the recipients and to see their winning images.

Christian Rodriguez

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Photo by Christian Rodriguez, @christian_foto, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Christian Rodriguez, a documentary photographer from Uruguay, received a grant for his project Teen Mom, which depicts teen pregnancy in Latin America. Directly impacted by teenage motherhood, Christian hopes to raise awareness of the issue and highlight its impact on local communities. He finds inspiration in the literary trend of magical realism and considers Instagram a powerful tool to gain feedback and information about the realities many teenagers are faced with.

Christian Rodriguez

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Photo by Christian Rodriguez, @christian_foto, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Portrait of Graciela (13) , Norma (8) and Lupita (7) hiding behind their house in a small village called Ocotal Grande in Veracruz. They belong to the popoluca community. Popoluca is a Nahuatl term (meaning “gibberish, unintelligible speech”) given to various indigenous communities of southeastern Veracruz.

Christian Rodriguez

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Photo by Christian Rodriguez, @christian_foto, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Gloria (13) belongs to the Mixe Community of Maluco, a small village in the north of the “Itsmo de Tehuantepec”, Oaxaca. She lives with her mother and 8 of her 10 siblings, who are between 4 and 20 years old. Gloria became mother at the age of 12, consequence of the constant sexual abuse of her father who has also attacked two of her sisters, aged 8 and 16.

Christian Rodriguez

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Photo by Christian Rodriguez, @christian_foto, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Angela Mieres (15) hugs her sister Patricia during labor. Her boyfriend and father of the baby was shot dead 20 days before birth.

Christian Rodriguez

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Photo by Christian Rodriguez, @christian_foto, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Micaela and her son, Franco. Micaela’s mother was, like her, a teenage mother.

Ronny Sen

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Photo by Ronny Sen, @ronnysen, @whatdoestheendoftimelooklike, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Children wait for their parents to return from work, both of whom are coal pickers inside a coal mine in Jharia.

Ronny Sen, from India, received a grant for his work documenting the fires that have burned for just over one hundred years in mineral-rich Jharia. A documentary photographer compelled to visually document his immediate reality, Ronny’s work uses both photography and videography to spotlight the plight of people who have been affected by big corporations and depicts survival in an apocalyptic-like landscape.

Ronny Sen

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Photo by Ronny Sen, @ronnysen, @whatdoestheendoftimelooklike, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

The wall of a broken temple in a village near a coal mine in Jharia. Due to the blasting and the underground fire lots of the buildings and houses in nearby villages are being destroyed.

Ronny Sen

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Photo by Ronny Sen, @ronnysen, @whatdoestheendoftimelooklike, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

A contractual labour inside one of the coal mines in Jharia. He will make two dollars after loading almost five trucks with coal in Jharia.

Ronny Sen

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Photo by Ronny Sen, @ronnysen, @whatdoestheendoftimelooklike, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Coal scavengers work very early in the morning before the mine officials come inside the mines in Jharia.

Girma Berta

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Photo by Girma Berta, @gboxcreative, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Girma Berta resides in Addis Ababa and uses his iPhone to capture the vibrant color and grunge of street life in the capital of Ethiopia. Girma uses his background in graphics and painting as a guide for lighting and composition, playing with colors and infusing street photography with fine art. Girma’s project, Moving Shadows, showcases local street scenes against backdrops of color. A member of @everydayafrica, he uses Instagram as a platform for self-expression and to share his work with the rest of the world. 

Girma Berta

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Photo by Girma Berta, @gboxcreative, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Girma Berta

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Photo by Girma Berta, @gboxcreative, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016

Girma Berta

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Photo by Girma Berta, @gboxcreative, Getty Images Instagram Grant Recipient 2016


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