Getty Images Announces Winners of $15K Reportage Grants | PDNPulse

The grants are given to photographers to help them pursue a long-term documentary project “of both personal and journalistic significance.”

The inaugural Getty Images Reportage Grants of $15,000 were awarded to Rose Marie Cromwell, Giulio Di Sturco and Léonard Pongo, Getty Images announced today. The grants are given to photographers to help them pursue a long-term documentary project “of both personal and journalistic significance,” Getty Images said in their announcement.

Giulio di Sturco – Ganges Death of a River

Giulio Di Sturco Ganges Death of a River [ EPF 2014 SHORTLIST ] “The Ganges is a prime example of the unresolved contradiction between man and the environment. The Ganges is a river intimatel…

“The Ganges is a prime example of the unresolved contradiction between man and the environment. The Ganges is a river intimately connected with every aspect of Indian life. It is a source of water, energy and livelihood for millions of people who live along the banks of this river, thanks to the fertile lands flushing, provides food to more than one-third of the Indian population. Its ecosystem also includes one of the most numerous and varied animal and plant species. Despite what today is one of the most polluted rivers in the world because of toxic waste every day flock to the factories in its waters, damaging human health and the environment that surrounds him convulsing.”

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The five editorial winners include William Daniels, who shot powerful images for Central African Republic for TIME and other publications this year and Giulio Di Sturco, whose inside look at Madagascar’s cocoa war featured on LightBox in May

Giulio Di Sturco – War at the Edge of Heaven

Giulio Di Sturco War at the Edge of Heaven In August 2008, thousands of Muslims filled the streets of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-ruled Kashmir, shouting “azadi” (freedom) and raisi…

In August 2008, thousands of Muslims filled the streets of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-ruled Kashmir, shouting “azadi” (freedom) and raising the green flag of Islam. That was the start of a new revolution In Kashmir.

DOOLOW Somalia

Doolow in Southern Somalia is on the front line of an Islamic insurgency and famine now facing the Bakool and Shabelle Districts of Somalia, the most lawless nation on earth. Here staggering across harsh desert with meager supplies women and children flee, walking for up to twenty days, towards the Ethiopian border where camps are already overflowing with the victims of the first famine of the 21st Century.