Ava DuVernay Partners with Getty Images
ARRAY Alliance, a creative collective founded by Director Ava DuVernay to amplify the work of women and people of color filmmakers, has announced the launch of the first Getty Images ARRAY Grant, open to both filmmakers and photographers from around the world who are using their art forms to create diverse and inclusive visual stories. Four grants of $5,000 each, totaling $20,000, will be awarded to two commercial creative photographers and two editorial filmmakers who capture the visual narrative of underrepresented ethnic communities such as African American, Caribbean, South Asian, Arab, Indigenous, or Latinx and use their medium to progress visual representation. The winners will be selected based on their project submissions, focusing on the quality of their cinematography, photographic skills and how their work is used to drive authenticity and inclusion. "We at ARRAY are proud to collaborate with Getty Images to identify and amplify exceptional, underrepresented image makers through this initiative," said DuVernay. "Our mission is to shift the dominant gaze and create a new normal when it comes to the voices and vision of artists of all kinds, and we are pleased to join forces with Getty Images in this effort." More here.