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Coney Island then and now: Photos that capture all the best things about summer

It’s true that New York summers are special and no summer is truly complete without a visit to Coney Island. The Mermaid Parade, Nathan’s, the Cyclone, extreme eating contests, cotton candy; spectacle and excess have long been a part of the scene where urban Brooklyn runs smack into the sea. Vintage Bettmann Collection imagery from […]

The most exciting 2 min. in sports: Inside the Kentucky Derby

From the horses to the fashion, to the famed mint juleps, the excitement that surrounds the Kentucky Derby is unlike any other sporting event. For Getty Images photographer and Kentucky native Rob Carr, it’s particularly special. His love of the sport started at a young age, when he would go to the tracks and watch […]

Zac Posen’s favorite looks from the Met Gala

The Met Gala isn’t just one of the most coveted parties of the year, it’s also a cultural moment, in which the evening’s fashion says as much about society as, say, fine art or theater. Designers like Zac Posen work intensely to create intricate pieces that function as living sculpture, to be talked about in […]

The refugee crisis: a story that affects us all

“Nobody puts their tiny children, their wives, their husbands, their mothers, their fathers into little plastic boats and sets to sea if it is safer not to.” –Getty Images VP of Editorial Content Hugh Pinney Getty Images VP of Editorial Content Hugh Pinney discusses the global impact of the refugee crisis and the importance of […]

Photographer visits baby elephants, hopes for impact with his images

“If these elephants can show us anything it’s the simple fact that all you need is love” Randy Plett travels around the world, documenting the amazing people and places he encounters. The iStock by Getty Images exclusive photographer has seen some incredible things throughout his photographic journeys but one experience stands out: the time he […]

Vintage portraits show Golden Age of hip hop

“I don’t pose people other than to put them in a good spot for the light.”   In 1982, Janette Beckman traveled from London to New York to visit friends. She never left. The photographer ended up staying to shoot for magazines back home such as The Face and Melody Maker, and the city’s emerging […]

Cuban American photojournalist captures Obama’s historic trip

“It wasn’t until I was on the airplane flying back to Washington that I said to myself, ‘That was incredible, that was history.’” Growing up, Chip Somodevilla thought his chances of going to the moon were more likely than travelling to Cuba. But 56 years after his father left as a refugee, the award-winning Getty […]

After mass kidnapping, photographer helps community heal

In October, 2014, 43 students from a teachers’ college in Mexico disappeared in a mass kidnapping, sending shockwaves throughout the country and the world. Four months later, they were declared dead, at the hands of a drug gang, Guerreros Unidos. After documenting the families of the missing students, all of whom were enrolled at the […]

Royal photographer brings bags of cameras to disadvantaged kids, teaches power of photography

When he’s not covering the British Royal Family for Getty Images, award-winning photographer Chris Jackson has another mission — documenting the work of Sentebale. The charity, founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, helps the African kingdom’s youngest victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic get the support they need to lead healthy, […]

Stylists give behind-the-scenes peek at Oscar Week

Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson are a creative pair. Celebrity stylists for such stars as Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Vergara and Jennifer Garner, the two spend the weeks before the Academy Awards devising iconic looks that will visually punctuate the big night. “We try to collaborate with our clients,” Lincoln said last week, as she and […]

Backstage at the Oscars: Capturing authentic moments you won’t see on TV

“You only get one shot when the moment is real.”   Embed from Getty Images “Matthew McConaughey walks off stage and its mayhem. He’s surrounded by producers, publicists and other actors who are waiting to present backstage. People are clapping and the cameras are going off—it’s very overwhelming. About a minute after, it’s quiet and […]

The celebrity photos photographers love: Oscars edition

“I prefer this image over a fake smile any day.”   As the anticipation builds toward the Academy Awards, we asked Getty Images photographers to share their favorite shots of this year’s nominees. From Leonardo DiCaprio to Jennifer Lawrence, here’s what they had to say:   1. Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards […]

The latest fashion trend any business can use

As Fashion Week approaches, the excitement builds to see the latest innovative, fun and sometimes wacky styles strutting down the runway. This year, one trend in particular is catching our eye – and it’s something any brand or small business can tap into to keep their look up-to-date. Still-life imagery is a dynamic and compelling […]