Google has launched its first-ever Image Equity Fellowship, dedicated to early-career image makers of color. This six-month, application-based program will award $20,000 in unrestricted funds, intimate mentorship and dedicated workshops with industry experts to each of the 20 selected creators in the US. The creators will develop visual bodies of work that share urgent, untold stories of their communities with dignity and nuance. The curated selection of industry-celebrated mentors includes Lebanese filmmaker and photographer Ahmed Klink, American artist and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Lyle Ashton Harris (Art MFA 90), photographer and documentarian Bee Walker, multihyphenate creative Mahaneela. Fellows will also receive support from Google and our partners in exhibiting their completed projects in-person and online.
Learn more about the fellowship on the Google blog.