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Muhammad Ali: A rare glimpse of the legend before his rise to fame

With the death of Muhammad Ali on June 3, the world lost one of its true greats. A gifted athlete, a passionate activist and a driven businessman, Ali was — above and beneath it all — a man with a giant, fierce heart. Photographer Steve Schapiro first met Muhammad Ali in 1963, after he had [...]

The Story Now: Black Lives Matter (video)

“Hope does not arise by putting our fellow man down, it is found by lifting others up.” – President Barack Obama, from a speech delivered on July 12, 2016 at the memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting.   #BlackLivesMatter is a movement born of anger and activism. And while the hashtag may […]

Serena Williams’ Womanhood: Complex, Raising the Game and Ruling 2016

Serena Williams is impossible to ignore. Her journey from Compton tennis courts to the world stage has been met with both fervent fans and detractors. The athlete has been booed by an entire stadium, called a man by competitors and referred to as unsportsmanlike. But despite the naysayers, Williams continues on her steadfast path to […]

The Story Now: #Horror (video)

As long as stories have existed, we’ve been telling scary ones—in conversation, by campfire light, in literature and onscreen. But what’s the real reason we spin tales of ghosts, zombies and assorted boogeymen? To symbolize fears of the real world. Moreover, these stories morph over time to reflect the anxieties of each generation. From giant […]

Watch: The Story Now #BodyPositive

Beauty is not a shape or size.     Every day we’re bombarded with images of what beauty is “supposed to” look like. From fashion model thin to the perfect hourglass, these standards don’t reflect reality for most women. But pop culture icons are rejecting this ideal, sparking a grassroots #BodyPositive movement. See how these […]

Images take center stage in Exposure The Musical — Life Through A Lens

Red velvet surrounds an aperture through which a single eye appears. This is not the inside of a camera, but London’s St. James theater where  Exposure The Musical — Life Through A Lens transformed the space this summer into a velvet light trap reminiscent of the pinhole cameras of the 1880s and projected a backdrop [...]

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 […]

Countdown to Rio: 50 Days, 50 Moments

As the countdown continues to Rio 2016, follow along as we deliver a daily dose of unforgettable moments and iconic images from Summer Olympics past.   London, 2012: Mo knows. #50Days50Moments The expression says it all. #MoFarah of Great Britain celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win #gold ahead of Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel of […]

Rio 2016: These photos show why gymnasts are so amazing

As the world watches, Getty Images photographers are busy covering every sport at the Olympics. And gymnastics is one of the most beautiful. “Gymnastics is very fast and intense,” Getty Images photographer David Ramos said. “With photography we have a unique ability to freeze time. I was not able to see how gymnast Jiaxin Tan […]

How intense is Olympic Table Tennis? Look at these photos

Table tennis is a very fast-paced sport that is played in a confined space, and we are constantly looking for an artistic view of the action and reaction. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty […]

Rio 2016: The story behind these futuristic fencing photos

Preparation and research are the first things you do before stepping foot inside a venue. Depending on your shooting position, you’ll cover off the basic action first. Then you’ll get a chance to be creative and come up with different, more artistic pictures. Embed from Getty Images   Embed from Getty Images   The bright […]

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 […]

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 [...]

The Story Now: #Political Outsiders (Video)

In 2016, political outsiders – many with zero experience – are making a mark. This may feel like new territory, but it’s not.     As the US prepares for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we take a look back at the political outsiders who’ve come before. From professional wrestlers to adult film stars, […]

The Story Now: #LoveWins [Video]

Love always wins.     As we celebrate Pride around the world, it’s important to reflect on what we’ve achieved. From Stonewall to Europe leading the way in LGBTQ civil rights, we have come a long way—but this fight is far from over. We must remember, even when it seems impossible, love always wins.  

Video: Cannes Film Festival in 60 seconds

“Cannes is all about fashion, celebrities, parties and fun. “ – Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images entertainment photographer See all the glamour, fashion and celebrities in this behind the scenes glimpse into the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.