Annual Getty Images Inclusion Grants Recipients Revealed

Annual Getty Images Inclusion Grants Recipients Revealed


New York, NY—Getty Images unveiled the recipients of its annual Getty Images Inclusion Grants. Totaling $40,000, the grants support emerging editorial talent within underrepresented groups. Moreover, they offer aspiring photojournalists the creative means and solutions to pursue education to enable careers within the industry. Getty Images is a global visual content creator and marketplace.

Further, for this year’s program, eight grants of $5,000 each were awarded to editorial photographers and videographers from different professional specialties. The genres comprised News, Sport, Arts & Entertainment and Multimedia.

In addition, they were developed in partnership with Women Photograph, a nonprofit working to elevate the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists; and Diversify Photo, a community of photographers, editors as well as visual producers working to diversify how people interact with media.

Image credits (clockwise from top left): Ivan McClellan, Brandon Watson, Barbara Peacock, Ana Elisa Sotelo, Mahé Elipe, Rehab Eldalil, Lexi Parra

The Inclusion Grants are part of Getty Images’ wider grants program. Since its inception, the organization has donated more than $2.4 million to photographers and videographers around the world.

“The submissions we saw during this year’s program were extremely varied in focus and style of storytelling, which was inspiring,” said Ken Mainardis, SVP of Content, Getty Images.

“We’re proud to work with our partners and such an experienced group of judges from across the industry and beyond to award these grants to talented photographers as well as videographers from across the globe.”

2022 Getty Images Inclusion Grants

This year’s winners of the eight grants, split across four key specialties, follow.


Mahé Elipe: A French photographer based in Mexico City, her documentary work focuses on the human condition. There is a particular interest in the place of women in society.

Lexi Parra: This Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator is based in Caracas, Venezuela. Her work focuses on youth culture, the personal effects of inequality and violence, as well as themes of resilience.


Ana Elisa Sotelo: A Peruvian documentary photographer and filmmaker, she focuses on gender narratives and how humans interact with their environment.

Ivan McClellan. An American photographer, McClellan sheds light on the Black cowboy culture. Moreover, he elevates their stories in popular media.

Arts & Entertainment

Barbara Peacock: This American photographer tells the shared American story through intimate portraits in local communities as well as homes.

Brandon Watson: Also an American photographer, Watson focuses on the obscure, yet dynamic, subcultures of society.


Rehab Eldalil: An Egyptian documentary photographer who highlights the broad theme of identity explored through participatory creative practices.

Melissa Perez Winder. Winder is an American photographer and multimedia journalist.

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Recipients were also selected by a panel of judges convened by Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and Getty Images. They comprise accomplished professionals from the fields of photography and journalism:

  • Alissa Ambrose: Director of Photography and Multimedia, STAT News
  • Mona Boshnaq: Photo Editor, The New York Times
  • Brian Frank: Documentary Photojournalist
  • Candida Ng: Photo Editor, AFP
  • Allison Stewart: Photo Editor, Godfrey Dadich
  • Danielle Scruggs: Picture Desk Editor, Getty Images
  • Alex Garcia: Independent Photographer and Director
  • Joe Rodriguez: Senior Visuals Editor, Rolling Stone 

The Getty Images Inclusion Grants are open to photographers around the world. Their mission is to promote greater diversity and inclusion within the photographic and media industries