Then start brushing up on your shutter (or should we say, clicking?) skills, because Getty Images and Instagram have just introduced a $10,000 grant to support heavy-hitting wannabe photojournalists.

Attention shutterbugs: you could be 10k richer thanks to Getty and Instagram

There are three grants up for grabs, with the photo agency and social network app specifically looking for Instagram users whose work documents "stories from underrepresented communities around the world." So if you're a fan of imagery that documents cultural diversity and advocates social change (think: TIME and National Geographic photography) -start mining your Instagram feed and penning your application, because you could be $10,000 closer to living your photography dream.

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With judges including documentary photographers Malin Fezehai, Maggie Steber and Ramin Talaie, plus photojournalist David Guttenfelder and TIME director of photography Kira Pollack - impressing this crowd won't be easy, but if you're successful, think of the recognition this platform will give you...

Applications for the Getty Images Instagram Grant close on June 4, and you can apply here

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