2014 marks the ten year anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, here is a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years.
Since 1991, David S. Holloway had been working on and off on his project documenting white nationalism in the US. After winning a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2005, Holloway traveled across the country to work full-time on the project and recounts his experiences:
"Racism has long been part of American history. Undeniably powerful and disturbing images of swastikas, Klansmen and flaming crosses are immensely associated with the term. Since the civil-rights movement of the '50s and '60s, many people prefer to believe racism no longer exists. Yet, it is still alive and functioning in this country. Today, with the goal of becoming part of the American mainstream, the racist movement operates through both subtle and transparent practices to recruit new believers from among America's youth.
A few of the things I photographed are the new (temporary) headquarters of the Aryan Nations, which moved to Georgia and Alabama, as well as a series of anti-immigration protests across Arkansas, The Aryan Nations World Congress in Alabama, The American Renaissance convention in Virginia, and the home lives of many American racists.
The Getty Images Grant provided me with the opportunity to continue documenting modern racist white Americans. I could afford to stay longer which gave me the opportunity to blend into the scenery and wait for what became some of the most important moments I have documented since the start of my project. The grant [also] created an industry awareness of my work that I didn't have before. This recognition has ultimately proved to be the most important benefit from the award."See more images