Canon Australia and Getty Images have launched the ‘This is Australia’ photo collection, featuring more than 5,000 photographs from over 200 Australian Canon photographers.

A surfer in a burkini. (Credit: Atilla Csaszar, Canon community member and Getty Images contributor)

This first-of-its-kind partnership uses images to tell the real story of contemporary Australia, sourcing content from Canon Australia’s local consumer base. Created and curated to represent the authentic Australia, the growing collection from more than 200 photographers from the Canon community reflects our richly diverse population. The images respond to four ‘shooting’ briefs: “Multicultural Australia: A Day in the Life”, “Re-picturing Gender”, “Conceptual Realism”, and “Age is Just a Number: Australian 50+ Lifestyle”

Through the partnership, Australian Canon camera owners can develop their skills, while contributing to an important cultural project that will reach a global audience of more than one million Getty Images customers.To assist Canon photographers to get up and running on the platform, Canon is providing its photography community the opportunity to be fast-tracked as a Getty Images contributor. The Canon Collective photography experience team is also facilitating free workshops and events designed in conjunction with Getty Images for contributors to learn how to shoot stock photography.

Contributions to ‘This is Australia’ will be accepted until 31 December 2018. To participate:

  1. Pick up your Canon camera and respond to a ‘This Australia’ brief to become an official contributor to Getty Images.
  2. Visit this link for information on how to contribute and various experiences available for the remainder of 2018.
  3. Win funding for your own shoot by applying for a range of Canon grants .

Contributors are not required to have an Australian Business Number (ABN).