'I was able to share pivotal moments with these women, including Kayla, as she turned 21. She was the original Upstate Girl, whose labor and delivery I captured when she was 14. Her now 6 year-old son, De Anthony, was just suspended from kindergarten and diagnosed with ADHD, OCD and separation anxiety.

I continue to report on this group of young women in Troy, whose lives have become linked by love and blood and law and class, as revelations about the agency of their bonds unfold with each passing birthday.’

-Brenda Ann Kenneally, who received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2009 for her long-term project ‘Upstate Girls,’ which documents the lives of young women in the post-industrial city of Troy, New York.

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.

BABIES: when will you be hot?

You do not want to hear what I have to say about you generic looking baby.

Not toned enough

Ann Getty will not give this one a second look,

A baby in this economy?

Is he spitting up?

He will make a shitty drug mule.

 Looks selfish,

 Nice meth smile,

When will you be hot?


#PFW #Valentino #Cara Delevingne #Anne Boleyn

  1. Cara Delevingne evokes Anne Boleyn at the Valentino show, part of the Paris Fashion Week. Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
  2. Models present creations from the Spring/Summer 2014 Ready to Wear Collection by Valentino at Paris fashion week. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters