Le foto su Instagram che raccontano il mondo: il premio Getty Images

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Floriana Ferrando

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Annunciati i vincitori del concorso nato dalla collaborazione fra l’agenzia fotografica e il social network, che promuove gli scatti dei fotoreporter meno conosciuti che sfruttano la Rete per raccontare la società

Supportare fotoreporter e videomaker che utilizzano Instagram per raccontare le storie delle comunità sottorappresentate in tutto il mondo: è lo scopo di Getty Images Instagram Grant, contest giunto alla terza edizione e nato dalla collaborazione fra il social network per immagini e la celebre agenzia fotografica, per promuovere un nuovo modo di fare informazione.

Il premio

L’avvento di Instagram ha introdotto nuove opportunità per i fotoreporter emergenti, quelli esclusi dalle grandi realtà mediatiche, per creare e condividere progetti di importanza sociale. Getty Images Instagram Grant fornisce sostegno (finanziario e non) per amplificare il loro impatto sul mondo dell’informazione, come spiega Hugh Pinney di Getty: “A Getty Images crediamo nel potere delle immagini per cambiare il mondo e siamo orgogliosi di continuare la nostra collaborazione con Instagram per rappresentare e sostenere voci nuove e importanti nel racconto visuale attraverso Getty Images Instagram Grant”. Non solo fotografi: in particolar modo per questa terza edizione, l’organizzazione del concorso ha incoraggiato anche artisti di arti visive e videomaker a presentare alla giuria il proprio portfolio, volto a raccontare la società online.

Ecco i vincitori, che hanno ricevuto un premio pari a 10.000 dollari ognuno e le cui opere saranno esposte presso la sede londinese della Getty Images Gallery, dal 24 ottobre al 4 novembre.

Le spose bambine

Saumya Khandelwal, dall’India, ha conquistato la giuria del concorso con il suo progetto “Child Brides of Shravasti”, attraverso il quale ha indagato le tradizioni della società indiana. I suoi scatti documentano la vita quotidiana delle spose bambine dell’Uttar Pradesh: attraverso uno sguardo toccante e drammatico, la reporter documenta la dura realtà del posto, utilizzando Instagram per descrivere come le vite di queste ragazze cambiano drasticamente dopo il matrimonio infantile. La sua pagina conta oltre 7.500 follower.

Le carceri minorili

La fotografa di Los Angeles, Isadora Kosofsky affronta un tema sociale che rappresenta una piaga per gli Stati Uniti e con i suoi scatti dal sapore fortemente umanistico catapulta la giuria del Getty Images Instagram Grant fra i giovani ragazzi rinchiusi nelle carceri minorili. Sulla sua pagina Instagram la Kosofsky, fra i tre vincitori del contest, affronta alcune delle più scottanti questioni sociali americane, dalla salute mentale all'abuso di sostanze, passando per la rappresentazione dell'invecchiamento e della povertà.



A few days ago, it was International Day of the Girl; it is also National Youth Justice Month. I am sharing photographs of Alysia who has inspired me. “Alysia” is a long-term photo essay that documents a young woman’s incarceration and life thereafter; the photo essay begins while Alysia during her incarceration at the age of 16 and shadows her until her present age of 21. 1) Alysia, age 16, leans her head against a door as she stands in line with other girls in the cafeteria of the juvenile detention center in Albuquerque, NM. 2)  Alysia cries on the phone with her grandmother, as she tries to reach her mother who she has not spoken to since her arrest one week prior. “She just doesn’t care about me. Only herself. I want out of here,” says Alysia. 3) Alysia, age 16, looks back as she sits amongst youth during a Catholic Mass on Sunday at the juvenile detention center. 5) Alysia in her cell. 6) Alysia cries and hugs her cousin, while her mother, Anastasia, (right) stands and cries. Alysia is given 10 minutes to hug her cousin and her mother before being transferred to a court-ordered treatment facility for 6 months where she will focus on getting sober from meth. 6) A vase of flowers, a baby bottle, and a picture of Alysia’s mom and her brother who is child protective custody sits on Alysia’s dining room table. 7) Emmanuel, age 25, and Alysia, age 19, hold their daughter Leticia, age 1, in their apartment in Albuquerque, NM. 8) Alysia, age 20, lies on grass at the park as Leticia, age 2, touches her hand. “I try to give her what I did not have. Take her out. Make childhood something fun and innocent,” says Alysia. In 2012, when Alysia was sixteen, the police raided her aunt’s trailer and arrested Alysia for being under the influence of methamphetamine. Alysia’s step dad introduced her to meth when she was fourteen, after her mother was arrested and sentenced to three years in state prison for car theft. Alysia, now age 21, lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Emmanuel, and their daughter, Leticia. Alysia has returned to get her high school diploma and hopes to become a nurse. #girls @girlgazeproject #girlgaze

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Vinny, age 13, eats his first meal in the cafeteria of the juvenile detention center. If you're in Chicago on Thursday, you can come to the opening of my exhibition at Art Works Projects @artworksprojects which features images from my bodies of work "Vinny and David" and "Still My Mother, Still My Father." “Vinny and David” begins with Vinny, then 13, when he was incarcerated for stabbing his mother’s assailant, and shadows him and his older brother, David; the long- term photo essay focuses on the brothers’ lives in their family, community and respective incarcerations over five years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hope you will catch the exhibition at Art Works from June 8-August 10. #youth #brothers #family #incarceration #artinservice #documentary

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Le comunità afro-americane

Ha iniziato documentando la quotidianità della propria famiglia in Arkansas, successivamente la reporter Nina Robinson ha pensato di espandere il progetto includendo gli scatti di vita di altre comunità afro-americane nella zona. Con il suo progetto "An Arkansas Family Album", premiato al Getty Images Instagram Grant 2017, la Robinson si concentra su un'intima esplorazione della perdita, dell'amore e della tradizione in una comunità rurale nera del sud.

6:58PM - July 2016 | Uncle Jr., Abilene, Kansas. #latergram #travel #portraiture #kansas #documentaryphotography #evening

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Two oscillating fans circulate hot air in the front room of the William Hodson Senior Center. Temperatures were in the high 80’s today at 80% humidity. Through the use of photography, we, @williamhodsonphoto #phototherapy group have collectively created a safe space for critical thinking on national issues, race, and what community means.Today our topic was the unsafe high temperatures at the William Hodson Senior Center and the lack of concern for the senior citzens wellbeing. For the past few weeks I have not posted updates on the class because find it hard as the facilitator to celebrate the success of the program and my students, under these conditions. It's heartbreaking to witness my students and other seniors at the center sweating and suffering through the heat. Having to eat breakfast and lunch in a hot cafeteria or canceling one of the only free exercise classes provided for senior citizens in the area due unsafe temperatures is a problem. This is a form of elderly abuse. Many members of the William Hodson Senior center have called 311, but nothing has been done. My mother is 73 years old and I couldn’t even imagine her being attending a facility like this. So what are you going to do about this @ruben_diaz_jr @nychagram @billdeblasio because something needs to happen immediately. #seniorcitizens #bronx #bronxseniorcitizens #nyc #newyorkdepartmentofhealth #photography #documentaryphotography #photographersofcolor #blackphotographers

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The day before I took this image I drove to The Hill, parked my car, got out and started talking to some of the people in the community. Left my camera at the hotel. I always try to get to know who I'm photographing before I start shooting. A few of the same guys in this photo were playing basketball. It was just after 7pm, lots of people were out as the weather started to cool down. I told this guy a little bit about why I was there then he asked, "where your kin folk from?" I said, "Arkansas and California." He smiled and said, "you alright girl." On my next road trip I hope to pass through Marion again and show them some of the photos. Read the article (link in the bio) Where Health Care Won't Go, shot for @harpersmagazine #ruralamerica #thesouth #healthcare #Alabama #tuberculosis #harpersmagazine #documentaryphotography #photography #doctors #everydayblackamerica

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L’Uganda dei profughi

Oltre ai tre vincitori del concorso, la giuria del contest – formata da professionisti della fotografia e della comunicazione – ha riservato una menzione d’onore alla svedese Nora Lorek. Le immagini condivise online dalla fotoreporter documentano in tutta la sua drammaticità la situazione dei profughi sud-sudanesi (GUARDA LO SPECIALE Migranti) che hanno trovato rifugio in una Uganda ormai al collasso.

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