At Getty Images, they are committed to evolving the visual narratives that define the global climate crisis in the commercial and editorial space. The need grows more urgent every day for imagery that can effectively communicate the enormity of this issue to media, brands and consumers alike through relatable human stories, large and small, global and local. Together with Climate Visuals, a project that uses social research and evidence to examine the efficacy and impact of climate change imagery, they have launched the Getty Images Climate Visuals Grants which aims to support the creation of compelling, colorful and emotionally engaging imagery that explores this complex and layered crisis.

2019 saw media attention to the global climate-change crisis broaden and intensify, from the diverse and devastating impact on communities and the natural world, to the protest movements like Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Climate Strike. In 2020 and beyond, we recognize the need to meet that growing attention with nuanced photojournalism that advances our collective understanding of the issues at stake. Imagery has the power to document events, communicate ideas, trigger emotion, prompt conversation, reveal truths and inspire real change. Professional image-makers need to harness all of these qualities to meet the challenge posed by global climate change.

In partnering together on this new grant series, Getty Images and Climate Visuals wish to elevate the work of photojournalists looking to tell such stories – stories that can educate, promote understanding and drive change, as well as showcase the impacts of, and solutions to, the defining issue of our time.


The Getty Images Climate Visuals Grant is open to individuals who (i) are of a country or jurisdiction in which the competition fully satisfies all legal requirements for a contest of this nature; and (ii) are of legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of date of entry.


USD 10,000 prize for two winning applicants to continue to produce their projects.

How to Apply?

In order to apply you must register an account.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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