The Getty Images Instagram grant was founded to reward photographers documenting stories from under-represented communities around the world.
Three recipients were selected based on their bodies of work on Instagram: Ismail Ferdous, Dmitry Markov and Adriana Zehbrauskas. Five other finalists received special mentions. The work was judged by a panel including National Geographic’s David Guttenfelder, TIME’s Kira Pollack, photographers Maggie Steber, Malin Fezehai, and Ramin Talaie, co-founder of @EverydayIran.
Each winner receives a grant of $10,000 (£6,500) and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ award-winning photojournalists