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Bring the Glamour, Grit and Glory of 2017’s Oscar-Nominated Films to Your Own Content

Films can have a major impact on our culture, influencing areas like fashion, music, and even politics. To connect with customers, big brands often emulate the visual aesthetic of Hollywood's top films. Small businesses can do this too, even without a blockbuster budget. Using the Oscar's Best Picture nominations as inspiration, here’s how to create your [...]

Photographer Spotlight: A photographer’s journey from shooting explosives to red carpets

Most photographers don’t receive their training by shooting explosives for the Royal Air Force, but Neilson Barnard is not your average photographer. Growing up in Stow Maries, Essex, a tiny village on the east coast of England, Barnard left home at 16 to join the RAF. For the next 13 ½ years, he traveled throughout […]

The Story Now: BreakTheCeiling (Video)

We all know the women who broke down gender barriers, fought against injustice and stood out in a male-dominated world. But there are so many more badass women whose names you might not know – whose victories shaped the lives of every woman today. As the Women’s March on Washington approaches, we celebrate these trailblazers. […]

How a filmmaker used imagery to tell ‘The Lawrence Phillips Story’

Lawrence Phillips had the potential to be one of football’s greatest players. The running back led his team at the University of Nebraska to two championships, was a front-runner for the Heisman trophy and played in the NFL for several years. But instead of a thriving career, Phillips’ continual violent assaults on women landed him […]

Watch The Story Now: #Holidaze

From International Cat Day to Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day, we seem to have a holiday for every occasion. While many of these #Holidaze may appear a bit silly, celebrations are not always about what you think. Take a look at the origin and meanings behind of some more widely celebrated holidays around the world.

Apple Makes a Mess of Color With New MacBook Pro

Apple is no stranger to show-stopping ads, and their latest is no exception. The 30-second spot for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar opens with literal explosions of color – bursts of bright powder, alternately sped up and slowed down, erupting across the screens of their newest laptop models. The effect is immediately eye-catching […]

Year in Focus 2016: A look at the most awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, and shocking moments of the year

In 2016 we saw many things through our photographers’ eyes. There were images that filled our social media feeds and saddened us: rhinos with bloody holes where their horns should be and innocent people wounded or killed in unspeakable acts of terror. There were images that lifted us: that viral shot of Usain Bolt smiling […]

Capturing Triumph (and Friendship) During Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar Moment

The buzz surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio leading up to the 2016 Academy Awards was almost impossible to miss. Then it happened: After six nominations in his 20-plus years on screen, one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood finally won an Oscar for Best Actor, for his role in “The Revenant.” Getty Images photographer Chris Polk […]

Most downloaded photo from the US election? It’s huge

Throughout the 2016 US Presidential election, there have been thousands of photographs taken of Donald Trump, but there’s one image in particular that has trumped the rest. With many more downloads than there are electoral votes, this photograph has become Getty Images most downloaded photo of the election — a feat nothing short of huge. […]

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 […]