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 […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hockey photographer Bruce Bennett looks back at his 40-year career

“My passion for the game and my passion for photography is what’s driven me to ensure that I maximize every opportunity I’m given to shoot.” After 40 years as a hockey photographer, Bruce Bennett has some impressive stats: He has shot 35 Stanley Cup deciding games, 26 All-Star games, 180 Olympic games, and earlier this […]

Most interesting man in sports? He shot 1st Super Bowl, much more

“I’m extremely proud of my sports work. But I’ve also covered everything from Charles Manson to the Pope.” The ESPN Films documentary “Keepers of the Streak” is as much about evolution and dedication as it is about football and photography. Directed by renowned sports photographer Neil Leifer, the film chronicles the decades-long journey of John […]

Jonathan Daniel: Three tips for shooting sports in challenging conditions

Sports Photographer Jonathan Daniel tells the story behind one of his most challenging NFL football moments.

Video: The Symphony of Sport

“I often say the really great sports photographers have an appreciation of sport almost like music…They watch action as if it is rhythm. And it’s when the rhythm gets to that point that they know makes pictures, that they start shooting. The moment it becomes like dance, that’s when it makes great pictures.” – Ken […]