Winners: Getty Images Instagram Grant

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Getty images launched a competition that awarded three Instagram photographers a grant of $10 000 each to advance their photography careers.

The four judges on the panel included TIME‘s Director of Photography Kira Pollack, as well as photographers Ramin Talaie, Maggie Steber, David Guttenfelder and Malin Fezehai.

The three talented winners are Ismail Ferdous, Adriana Zehbrauskas and Dmitry Markov. Take a look at examples of their captivating work below and follow them on Instagram for daily inspiration.

Ismail Ferdous

Repost from @GettyImages: #GettyImagesInstagramGrant Takeover: Ismail Ferdous (@ismailferdous @afterranaplaza), a Bangladeshi documentary photographer using @Instagram to cover social humanitarian issues, received a grant for his project titled “After Rana Plaza,” which centers around the surviving relatives of those killed in the 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory. “’After Rana Plaza’ is the successor of the documentary project ‘The Cost of Fashion.’ This project came from a very personal place, as I live among those affected by the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Seeing the workers every day, coming and going, is a constant reminder of the collapse and its effects still linger more than two years later.” -@afterranaplaza @ismailferdous A photo posted by After Rana Plaza (@afterranaplaza) on


Adriana Zehbrauskas  

Dmitry Markov  


A photo posted by Dmitry Markov ( on

A photo posted by Dmitry Markov ( on

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