ARRAY Alliance partnered with Getty Images to provide support to photographers and film makers who are using their art forms to create diverse and inclusive visual stories. The Getty Images ARRAY Grant provides financial support and mentorship to artists who capture the visual narrative of underrepresented ethnic communities and use their medium to progress visual representation - communities such as African-American, Caribbean, South Asian, Arab, Indigenous or Latinx for example. In addition to financial remuneration, recipients will also receive mentoring support and guidance. Getty Images Photo By: Naila Ruechel
JURY OF ESTEEMED INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS:
Marc Baptiste | Photographer
Ramona Rosales | Photographer
Adama Delphine Fawundu | Founder + Editor-In-Chief, MFon
Kira Kelly | Cinematographer
Atsushi (Jima) Nishijima | Film photographer
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn | Founder + Editor-In-Chief, MFon
2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Shawn Theodore | PHOTOGRAPHY
Miora Rajaonary | Photography
Shawn Theodore is a Philadelphia based photographer, whose work encompasses investigations of African American and African Diasporic life within disappearing Black American neighborhoods. His submission ‘Church of Broken Pieces’ develops myth-based visual narratives to confront constructs of African Diasporic identity as it is challenged by historical and contemporary American and European society.
Miora Rajaonary is a photographer born and raised in Madagascar and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her project ‘Lamba’ explores cultural identity and heritage in her home country by examining the role of traditional garment in the Malagasy society.
CURTIS ESSEL | FILM
Curtis Essel is a director of 33 BOUND; a creative collective based in London. His (unfinished) film project ‘AGYA’ (Father in Tiwi, a Ghanaian Dialect) explores the concept of fatherhood, through the experience of Yaw, a father of four from Ghana.
Mayye Zayed | Film
Mayye Zayed is an Egyptian filmmaker and a co-founder of Rufy’s Films; an independent film production company and a collective of 5 filmmakers in Alexandria, Egypt. Her film project ‘Lift Like a Girl’, with cinematographer Mohamad El-Hadidi, challenges traditional female stereotypes and celebrates gender equality through the story of a young girl Zebiba, who dreams of becoming a professional weightlifter.
2018 GRANT RECEPTION
Reception photography by ARRAY Maverick volunteers Skandia Shafer and Marisol Gurbutt.