Instagram’s popularity and influence is only growing stronger with each year as the platform helps to turn every person into a photographer. Now, reports NPR’s Malaka Gharib, stock photography superpower Getty Images is using Instagram to tell powerful stories with its first-ever Instagram grant.
Gharib writes that last week, Getty Images gave a $10,000 grant, including mentorship from its photographers, to three photographers: Brazilian Adriana Zehbrauskas, Bangladeshi Ismail Ferdous and Russian Dmitry Markov. The grant was designed to draw attention to photojournalists whose work highlights lesser-known and underrepresented communities, writes Gharib. Here's more on the work of the three winners: