Are you an amateur photographer? Do you have an Instagram account? Would you like $10,000? Then keep reading.
In collaboration with Getty Images, Instagram has recently launched a new grant to support up-and-coming photographers who use social media to document underrepresented communities. The purpose of the grant is to not only give a hand to unknown artists, but to put a spotlight on the untold stories from around the world—using Instagram as a vehicle to share those stories.
"We are inspired every day by the work being shared on Instagram by both established and aspiring photographers," Instagram’s Director of Community Amanda Kelso said in a press release. "Photographers everywhere are experimenting, stretching their creativity and offering diverse perspectives. This grant captures the global enthusiasm from photographers to continue to push their craft to new levels."
For those who are interested, you’re asked to upload Instagram photos of underrepresented communities using #GettyInstagramGrant. In September, a panel of judges will announce three winners who will each receive mentorship from a Getty Images photographer, a feature in the 2015 Photoville festival, and $10,000.
The application deadline is June 4, so you’ll want to start now. To learn more about the grant and to apply, go to Getty Images’ website. In the mean time, you can check out some of the photography entries below.