Instagrammers Win $10K for Shooting Life in Underrepresented Communities
Stock photography agency Getty Images, alongside Instagram, announces the winners of their first-ever Getty Images Instagram Grant: Ismail Ferdous, Adriana Zehbrauskas, and Dmitry Markov. The grant program was announced in May as a way to highlight photographers who use Instagram to document the lives of people who live in underrepresented communities around the world.
Recipient Ismail Ferdous is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer who uses Instagram to cover humanitarian issues, and won the award for his project, After Rana Plaza. It is a body of work that captures the surviving relatives of those killed in the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory.
Adriana Zehbrauskas was awarded the grant for her Instagram account that highlights topics such as climate change, and documents the everyday life of Latin Americans. She will use the grant to fund her project Next of Kin: Family Matters—a portrait series that will document the families of the 43 students who went missing from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers School last year.