Getty Images recentlyÂ announced the recipients of its 10thÂ Annual Grants Programme. Since its inception in 2004, Getty Images has supported the photojournalism and photographic communities with $1.2M in financial grants, receiving thousands of entries throughout the decade tenure. In 2014 Getty Images received a total of 575 entries from photographers in 89 countries. Â Getty Images, Senior Vice President, Creative, Andrew Saunders says: âIt is both inspiring and humbling to witness the powerful combination of creative thinking and commitment to advance social causes that this yearâs Creative Grants submissions represent.â
A grant has been awarded to photographers Susan Carlonza Chanin and RanaÂ Faure, owners of Mother Image, as well as filmmaker Poppy de Villeneuve, in partnership with theÂ Project Buchanan agency and not-for-profit RAINN, to produce and create a shortÂ film which highlights the widespread nature of child abuse, rape andÂ sexual violence. Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted in theÂ US â through this video they hope to bring a new awareness, hope andÂ visual identityÂ to this important cause.