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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 […]

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

As real as it gets: Janette Beckman’s hip-hop portraits are a (deli) window to another time

We talk to photographer Janette Beckman about her seminal work in the early days of hip-hop capturing artists such as Salt-N-Pepa, Run DMC and Grandmaster Flash.

Photographer saved Yosemite, changed history

“The great thing about photography is that it has no borders, it’s an international language.”

From Metallica to Bjork: 5 photographers, 5 stories behind their rock star images

Photographers share their stories of 2015 festival headliners.

Top photographers, iconic celebrities, 5 amazing stories

The photographers behind portraits of some of the world’s most famous film stars tell us the story behind the image.

Auschwitz survivors from iconic photo meet for portraits

“I think the part of the shoot that will stay with me is 79-year-old Miriam Ziegler showing her Auschwitz prison tattoo which she also showed 70 years ago to the Russian photographer who documented the children as they were liberated.”

Year in Focus | How do you choose an obituary image?

From the global stars to local luminaries, Director of the Getty Images Archive, Bob Ahern looks back at the people and lives we said farewell to in 2014.

Remembering ‘documentarian of life’ Michel du Cille

“No pictures yet. I haven’t taken my camera. First comes trust, then the work.” That quote so appropriately sums up the Michel I knew.

Year in Focus | The fall of the Berlin Wall revisited by Tom Stoddart

This year Tom Stoddart returned to Berlin to track down some of the faces he photographed on the night of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Leaning In | Fearless street photographer Jill Freedman

Director of the Getty Images Archive, Bob Ahern discusses the work of female street photographer Jill Freedman whose work documents life in New York City.