MATT EICH

Photographer of the American condition  www.matteichphoto.com
Lines in skin, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, June 26, 2014. 

Lines in skin, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, June 26, 2014. 

Kids playing by the water while someone paddle boards in the background, in the Larchmont neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia on May 25, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Kids playing by the water while someone paddle boards in the background, in the Larchmont neighborhood of Norfolk, Virginia on May 25, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Roasting marshmallows, Norfolk, Virginia, August 31, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Roasting marshmallows, Norfolk, Virginia, August 31, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

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'Imagery is the unrivaled language of our time and Getty Images is deeply committed to supporting the vision and passions of emerging and established photographers and other artists. Our global grants programme has spanned a decade and is the largest in the industry, yet each year’s entrants never fail to produce work that both inspires and profoundly moves us.' - Getty Images CEO Jonathan Klein

Today, Getty Images announced the recipients of its 2014 Editorial Grants. Congratulations to the winners:

Krisanne Johnson - South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Youth

Juan Arredondo Born in Conflict

Jordi Busqué The Mennonites of Bolivia

William Daniels CAR in Chaos

Giulio Di Sturco Ganges: Death of a River

Laura Boushnak - I Read I Write - Laura was awarded the ‘Lean In’ grant, for a project which deals with the empowerment of women.

All of the recipients will now embark on the completion of their projects. Please read more about the winners and their work on Time Lightbox and New York Times Lens Blog.

An enormous congrats to the winners of this year’s Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. 

I was fortunate enough to receive one of the grants last year, and it has allowed for me to make significant headway with the Baptist Town project. Wishing all of the grantees success with their important bodies of work. 

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Capturing “The Human Drama” with @qsakamaki

For more metaphorical documentary photography from Q. Sakamaki, follow @qsakamaki on Instagram.

“Through photography, we can feel, see and freeze the real essence of the human drama and share it with the world,” says Q. Sakamaki (@qsakamaki), a Japanese photographer, writer and educator. He has been living in New York for the majority of his career, documenting social issues in the United States as well as around the world for Japanese publications.

On Instagram, he shares snaps taken on his iPhone, including some experimental shots that he shares to gather feedback from the community. Whether capturing an image of a Harlem-bound subway passenger or schoolgirls in Tokyo, he strives to capture the human elements in moments that affect both individual people and society as a whole.

“My personal philosophy,” says Q, “is that all types of photography somehow contain self-metaphors, even in documentary photography and photojournalism.” As a Japanese living abroad, he takes a more intimate approach when shooting in his home country. “These days, I like to shoot the changing and unchanging scenes that could be metaphors of Japan—or even those of my identity itself.”

Always down with the dreamlike work of Q. Sakamaki.

Coals to fire the BBQ, Ferguson, Missouri, August 20, 2014. 

Coals to fire the BBQ, Ferguson, Missouri, August 20, 2014. 

Roscoe floating in the pool, Oceanview, Norfolk, Virginia, August 16, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

Roscoe floating in the pool, Oceanview, Norfolk, Virginia, August 16, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

My dad and little brother, Peter, Skype call with my mom while sitting on the front porch of our home in Norfolk, Virginia on August 14, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”

My dad and little brother, Peter, Skype call with my mom while sitting on the front porch of our home in Norfolk, Virginia on August 14, 2014. From the series, “The Seven Cities.”