Skittles, GAY TIMES, Getty Images and Queer Britain launch bursaries to support the careers of young LGBTQ+ photographers

Skittles, GAY TIMES, Getty Images and Queer Britain launch bursaries to support the careers of young LGBTQ+ photographers

It’s for these reasons that GAY TIMES, SKITTLES, Getty Images and Queer Britain want to help nurture the talent and ambitions of the next wave of queer photographers. Together, we are granting five bursaries to emerging photographers (UK residents only) who are passionate about the world of media, arts or advertising to help inspire and further their future careers.

Included in the bursaries are a bounty of opportunities. Successful applicants will be invited to a masterclass in London hosted by Getty Images and GAY TIMES where we’ll share our expertise and experience, as well as have a 1-1 mentoring session with a Getty Images photographer. GAY TIMES will likewise give successful applicants the opportunity to shoot editorial content with us, along with the chance to shoot at the GAY TIMES Honours, our prestigious awards ceremony which honours queer people and their allies who have had a profound impact on the LGBTQ+ community. Your photography will also be celebrated through our digital channels, which have a reach of 28 million around the world.

Additionally, photographers who are chosen to receive the bursaries will receive a portfolio review by Getty Images’ photography team as well as £1,000 grant, Fujifilm camera kit, a taste the rainbow SKITTLES package and a tour of Queer Britain.

Speaking about the launch of the bursaries,Joseph Galliano, CEO and co-founder of Queer Britain said: “These Bursaries are hugely important as if we are going to support modern archiving and properly record our histories, we need to support emerging creators to help us do it. As it is, we are losing our heritage every day.”  

Jacqueline Bourke, EMEA Director of Creative Insights, Getty Images said:“At Getty Images, we are a passionate champion of the representation of the LGBTQ+ community and truly understand the power of images to move the world. Our Visual GPS research has critically shown that increased representation impacts greater acceptance. When we choose to shine a light on the previously unseen, we are not only increasing visibility on history, but also challenging harmful, cliched visual stereotypes of the LGBTQ+ community in visuals moving forward.”

Victoria Gell, SKITTLES® Brand Director said:“SKITTLES® is passionate about advocating for the LGBTQ+ community, not just during Pride month, but year-round, and we’re excited to continue to use our platform to do our part in supporting the community. We launched our Recolour the Rainbow campaign last year, bringing colour and vibrancy to moments of Pride history, with the ambition to help fill gaps in the LGBTQ+ archive. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with GAY TIMES and Queer Britain, as well as connect with Getty Images, as we look to further unearth never before seen photography and pave the way for more diverse archives through our bursaries programme.”

To apply for this incredible opportunity, photographers are invited to submit their information and portfolios to GAY TIMES here.

Applications for the bursaries are open to emerging photographers who are UK residents. Terms apply. The deadline for applications is October 31st 2022.

Together, we have the opportunity to not only support the queer talent of the future but help fill the gaps in the archives of LGBTQ+ past while ensuring that the archives of tomorrow reflect the histories future generations need to see. Together, we can #RecolourTheRainbow, one story at a time.

Apply now via this link.

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