Getty Images x GLAAD announce winners of $25,000 grant for LGBTQ+ creatives

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(Image credit: Getty Images / GLAAD)

The winners of the Getty Images and Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Grant have just been announced. In total, $25,000 has been awarded to four creatives who identify as queer and who have submitted work based on the theme, Chosen Family. 

In an ongoing effort to break down stereotypes faced by the queer community, Getty Images hopes the grant will give LGBTQ+ people more of a platform as research by Visual GPS shows that just 1% of visuals used in media and advertising are taken by members of the queer community. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.