Getty Images is collaborating with Instagram to launch a new grant to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from under-represented communities around the world.

Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2015, at 1:59 p.m. AEST. Entrants can apply online at, where they will be required to submit a biography, brief description of their approach, style, the stories they have covered and how they would benefit from the grant. Three winners will be selected on the basis of the existing body of work represented on their Instagram account. Focus will be upon the quality of the images, demonstrated photographic skills and the project and stories told through the photos.

Judging the entries are:Kira Pollack ““ TIME, Director of Photography, @kirapollack ;  Malin Fezehai ““ World Press Photo-winning Swedish-Eritrean photographer, @malinfezehai;   Maggie Steber ““ Award-winning American photojournalist and former Miami Herald Director of Photography, @maggiesteber;  David Guttenfelder ““ National Geographic Photography Fellow, @dguttenfelder and Ramin Talaie ““ Founder,   @EverydayIran,  @ramintalaie

The three winners will be announced in September, 2015. Each will receive a grant of $10,000 USD and mentorship from one of Getty Images’ leading photographers. They will also be invited to the Photoville photography festival in New York in September 2015, where Getty Images and Instagram will exhibit their images.