Getty Images picture desk editors have a nearly immediate front row look at events unfolding throughout the world, with the images captured by our photographers often reaching them in a matter of seconds. The sheer volume of photographs they see on a daily basis is astounding, with the best ones having a staying power that’s […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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.
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“This was a journey fraught with danger and mired with uncertainty.” As record numbers of refugees began arriving on Europe’s shores this year, the situation flooded Dan Kitwood’s mind with questions. “What makes someone leave his or her home to embark on a journey, knowing of the dangers that lie ahead? To lead their husband, […]
See the most stunning images from 2015. From the news stories that challenged, united and uplifted us to the unexpected catches and crashes in sport and the moments of beauty in entertainment, our photographers were there to capture it all.
“With my photojournalism I want to connect people with the people in my images and get a greater understanding of what is happening somewhere else in the world.” — Award-winning Getty Images Reportage photographer Daniel Berehulak, whose work covering Ebola for the New York Times was exhibited at the 2015 Visa Pour L’Image festival of […]
Welcome to Getty Images ‘Iconic Moments: Australia in Focus’, a celebration of Australian photography and photographers. I have been with Getty Images since its inception into Australia in the late 90’s. During that time I have witnessed the changing face of Australian photography and had the pleasure of working with some of the remarkable […]
“The most famous woman in the world hugging an HIV-positive baby did more to destigmatize the disease than anything before.” In recognition of World AIDS Day, we share a mix of moving and inspirational images, showing the lives and communities affected by the disease. On April 24, 1991, Princess Diana visited a hostel for abandoned children […]
“Images transcend language, are universally understood and highly evocative.” — Susan Smith Ellis, Chief Marketing Officer at Getty Images The Global Goals for sustainable development have the potential to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and fix climate change. But what does this look like? And how do you get that message to transcend culture […]
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