Contour for Getty Images asked us to let our readers know that they are accepting applicants for the first annual Getty Images Portrait Prize. The winner will be determined by a panel of distinguished judges, led by photographer Peter Lindbergh. The winner will receive a grant of $10,000 and a exhibition of their work at Polka Galerie in Paris.
Applicants must submit 10-20 images from their portrait work (either individual images or a series) along with a biography, brief explanation of their approach to portraiture, and description of what they would like to accomplish in their careers, (each in 1000 words or less). The prize is open to photographers with less than five years of professional experience. The deadline is August 5, and the winner will be announced in October.