‘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.


French authorities are still on the hunt for two brothers suspected in an attack against the headquarters of a satirical magazine in Paris that left 12 people dead.

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports that the French capital is on its highest alert level and 800 soldiers and riot police have been called on to guard the city. School children, Eleanor said, are being kept inside for recess.

To add to the tension, there were was a shooting on Paris’ southern edge that killed a police officer and wounded a street sweeper. The AP reports that authorities said those shootings had not been linked to the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Overnight, one of the three suspects, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, was reported to have turned himself in.

Paris Attack: Several Detained, But Manhunt Continues

Photo credit: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images, Remy de la Mauviniere/AFP/Getty Images, Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

[Editor’s note: NPR’s breaking news blog, The Two-Way, has most up to date information on this story as it continues to develop.]

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?


By Anne Leader

Check out the Getty’s new video: “Almost Invisible: The Cartoon Transfer Process,” which explains and demonstrates the design transfer technique used by numerous Italian artists in the 15th and 16th centuries.