Getty Images Announces Amateur Photographer Contest Winners
The photo brand's #RePicture challenge comes to a close with category champs in #Mother, #Women and more
You already know the name Getty Images. They’re listed in the photo credits for half or more of the blogs you read every day. After a bit of a black eye to their reputation over alleged copyright trolling in 2009, they’ve spent significant resources to reclaim being perceived as one of the good guys.
#RePicture is one of those efforts. The photo contest, which has received more than 6,000 entries from 67 countries since its launch, calls for images that break the stereotypes often portrayed in stock imagery. Examples of these stereotypes include the over-sexualiztion of women or the portrayal of seniors in only a handful of roles. Instead, they called for images that depicted gender, age, race and national identity in the wide range of facets that all humans experience.