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To fight climate change, images might be the best weapons

Humans are visual beings—to believe something, we need to see it, and one of the best examples of this is when it comes to environmental issues. Topics such as climate change, contaminated water and deforestation are front and center in the public discourse, but until you see the ramifications of these issues with your own […]

Body positive: Refinery29 puts more plus size women in pictures

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to the portrayal of beautiful women by media and brands, they’re typically a size zero. This ideal has dominated the runways, billboards and glossy pages of magazines for decades, yet does not reflect the reality of many American women. In fact, 67% […]

Photojournalist shows what life is truly like in Afghanistan

Award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein was first sent to Afghanistan in 2001, after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. She has returned to the country countless times since then, amassing a huge body of work on the nation and its people. In her new book, “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear,” Bronstein explores such prominent issues as girls’ […]

How Cameron Spencer shot this viral photo of the ‘fastest man in the world’

“When shooting the world’s fastest man you always need to be on your toes and ready.” Usain Bolt has once again secured his title of fastest man in the world. If there’s one photo that demonstrates the speed, talent and playfulness of the Jamacain sprinter, it would be this shot taken by Getty Images photographer Cameron Spencer […]

What’s life in Rio really like? See for yourself

Rio is my fifth Olympic games and I am covering everything but the sports so it’s really giving me a different perspective on the Olympics. I’m seeing it from outside the comforts of the Olympic world and instead from the peoples’ view, which is really great. This was the very first picture I shot when […]

Can you believe these amazing shots from Rio 2016 were taken with robotic cameras?

The introduction of robotic cameras to the repertoire of technology photographers use has been game changing. Photographers can now shoot from inventive angles that were never before possible, allowing us to all see the Olympics from new vantage points. Getty Images photographer Richard Heathcote shares some of his favorite images he’s taken from Rio using […]

Rio 2016: Cycling like you’ve never seen it before

I have been working as a photojournalist for 18 years, but Rio is my first Olympic experience.I would say that I have been waiting for this my whole professional life. It has been a privilege to cover the games for Getty Images alongside so many great photographers and I am enjoying every second. Embed from […]

Studio 54: Remembering the glitz, glamour and celebrities

There are few places that embodied the free-spirited, vibrant culture of the 1970’s quite like Studio 54. With its lavish, over-the-top parties, the club became the ultimate hotspot for the bon vivant crowd. Movie stars, socialites, politicians and rock legends let loose in this hedonistic playground, and NYC-based photographer Sonia Moskowitz was there to capture […]

How a sports marketing pioneer broke her way into the boys club

It’s no secret that, historically, the sports world has been a male-dominated industry. While many strides have been made and women are more vocal than ever — like the US Women’s Soccer team’s recent lawsuit for wage discrimination – gender equality still has a long way to go. In 2015 for example, only 26% of […]

Who’s Behind the Visual Appeal of Olympic Uniforms? These Top Designers

Olympics season is upon us, and for many, getting a look at each nation’s competitive and ceremonial uniforms is half the fun. This year, design superstars such as Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Lacoste, Dsquared2, and Armani have been selected to outfit their country’s athletes in functional yet stylish performance wear – all while working on [...]

Get a taste of Rio 2016 with these insane underwater photos

“There’s nothing better to me than having an idea in my head and then implementing it into my work.” With the Rio Olympics just a few weeks away, Getty Images’ all-star photography team is gearing up for the big event. Years of hard work and planning go into ensuring that our photographers are prepared when […]

Silent moments, major impact: These Olympic images are quietly powerful

Offering a visual reprieve for the over-stimulated mind and an invitation to explore our senses, these images capitalize on negative space, clean lines and simplicity. Here we silence the clamoring chaos of the world’s premier sporting event to find moments of stillness and grace amidst the chaos – and to experience the quiet restraint and […]

Entertainment photographer focuses his lens on the Summer Olympics

From the Cannes Film Festival to the front row of Paris Fashion Week, Getty Images Entertainment photographer Pascal Le Segretain can be found capturing celebrities at the most glamorous events. But every four years, he steps off the red carpet and onto the world’s biggest stage—the Summer Olympics. “Every photographer waits in anticipation for the […]

Using the power of imagery to stop sexual abuse

It was Christmas of 2013 when Susan Carolonza Chanin’s children set in motion a series of events that would change the lives of thousands. Chanin and her husband asked their teenage daughters to find a charity they felt passionate about for their family holiday donation. After discovering startling facts like how an American is sexually [...]

In rebellion against perfection, visual trend Messthetics embraces grime, sweat and mess

Messthetics is about harnessing the power of the ugly aesthetic. It’s a rebellion against the order of everyday life that revels in the physicality and soul of human nature. The visual cues of Messthetics are all physical, the messy, grimy, sweaty and visceral. They’re born out of our desire to break away from the sanitation […]

Iconic Spice Girls music video gets a makeover to fight for gender equality

“It seems so ludicrous that we live in a world where these kind of disparities exist. Even if you take the dimmest view of humanity possible, you can still distill the fact that everybody is better off if women are better off.”-MJ Delaney While we have come a long way in the fight for women’s […]

Visual trend Divine Living illustrates our search for greater purpose

As brands start to focus on values, reflection and revelation are front and center as we shift our focus to more meaningful consumption. We’re all seekers now. Divine living focuses on meaningful consumption. It’s about purchasing with purpose and carefully selecting treasured objects and experiences over mass accumulation. It’s about living the way we want […]

Amid millions of clips, how a clever video editor made something great

“…It’s as if someone said to us, ‘Here’s all the footage in the world. Begin.’” Among the millions of 60-second videos published online each day, there is one that stands out for overcoming a unique editing challenge: How to tell the end-to-end story of a company that offers still and moving images spanning nearly every […]