The company cited “open questions” and “unaddressed rights issues” with respect to the content used by artificial intelligence generators.
The $5,000 grants are awarded to emerging photographers and videographers from historically underrepresented groups.
In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website.
Pixels.com, a spinoff of the print-on-demand website Fine Art America — is aiming to put licensing back into the hands of photographers.
Getty Images made a remarkable shift this week from blanketing the internet with ominous copyright infringement letters to offering some 35 million of their images for free non-commercial use.