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Getty Images Announces 2013 Creative Grants Recipients


Grants Provide the Opportunity for Photographers, Filmmakers and Creative Agencies to Support Nonprofits by Creating Visual Communication That Will Make a Difference

NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images is delighted to announce that photographers Jennifer Karady and Elley Ho, alongside agencies Fraser Communications and Heward Jue, Inc., have been selected to receive this year's Getty Images Creative Grants. The two teams, each consisting of a photographer and communications professional, will receive $20,000 to create compelling new imagery to strengthen the communications of a non-profit organization.

--  In the project Healing our Hidden War, Brooklyn, New York, based
        photographer Jennifer Karady and agency Fraser Communications will
        collaborate with Volunteers of America, Los Angeles (VOALA) to tell the
        stories of military veterans returning from deployments in Afghanistan
        and Iraq, revealing the invisible trauma of war and how it affects them.
        Animated by audio and motion, the narrative photographs aim to raise
        awareness about VOALA and the essential services it provides.

--  Educating Children | Transforming Worlds, by California photographer
        Elley Ho and Creative Director Heward Jue will utilize video and print
        to demonstrate how the Asante Africa Foundation's education programs for
        children are profoundly transforming lives and communities in East
        Africa. The grant will enable Ho and Jue to shoot varying aspects of
        local life and utilize interview sound bites, split-screens, unique
        editing techniques and thoughtful typography to expose parallel worlds
        of children who receive a solid education and those who do not.

The projects will be showcased on Getty Images'

"It is both inspiring and humbling to witness the powerful combination of creative thinking and commitment to advance social causes that this year's Creative Grants submissions represent," comments Andrew Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative at Getty Images.

"The Creative Grants program plays an important role in encouraging the creation of influential campaigns that have the power to open people's eyes to worthy yet underrepresented causes the world over. I look forward to seeing the outcome of our recipients' efforts to promote education in Africa and encourage support for returning veterans, and ultimately raise the profile of these remarkable nonprofit organizations."

The 2013 Getty Images Creative Grants recipients were selected by an independent panel of leading industry professionals from Japan's creative industry, with judging taking place in Tokyo. The panel included:

--  Kenji Shiratsuchi, Executive Officer, Dentsu
--  David Morgan, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather
--  Toshiya Kono, Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo Inc.

In addition to the two recipients, two other exceptional grant applications were commended by the judges:

--  Photographers Joshua Bee Alafia and Jamel Shabazz, together with agency
        PR Noir from New York, were honored for their Rites of Passage proposal
        to support The Brotherhood/SisterSol (BHSS), which provides holistic,
        long-term support services for youth. Using video and the work of street
        photographer Jamel Shabazz to document the organization's Rites of
        Passage and arts programs, and youth organizing around political
        actions, the project aims to empower youth and strengthen the reach of
        The Brotherhood/SisterSol programs.

--  New York-based photographer Katja Heinemann and Chicago agency
        Rosenbaum, Inc were commended for their proposal to support the AIDS
        Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), whose mission is to
        pioneer HIV health education and therapies and deliver these to those
        most in need. AIDS is Getting Old is an innovative advocacy campaign
        that utilizes formal portraiture and personal narratives to highlight
        the startling demographic shift in the pandemic: increasingly, older
        adults are living with HIV, yet their rising numbers and unique needs
        are being overlooked.

The Getty Images Creative Grants were created in 2009 to help nonprofits use the power of imagery to promote positive change in the world and help communicate their stories more effectively. In addition to the Creative Grants program, Getty Images also supports photographers, filmmakers and other communications professionals through a comprehensive and diverse range of grants including Grants for Editorial Photography; Emerging Talent Award; Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award and the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize.

For more information about the Getty Images Creative Grants program, please visit which features the winners and finalists.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is among the world's leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStockphoto© and Thinkstock©. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, 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 best-in-class 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 online media. Visit Getty Images at 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.  For the stories behind our content and our technology, visit the Getty Images Blog at Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at

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