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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 […]

Politics, pictures and power: How one frame can become a catalyst for change

With so much divisiveness, mudslinging and negativity in politics these days, it’s easy to lose sight of what it’s all about: the leaders who inspire, the events that make us stop and think and the people who make a difference. At Getty Images, we believe it’s our responsibility to capture all these significant moments, people […]

Increased Immersion: Virtual Reality Filmmaker Shares Insights

If you haven’t heard of Brazilian film director Ricardo Laganaro, that’s about to change. Working behind the scenes for almost 20 years, Laganaro started his career in post-production for live-action and animated cinema before transitioning into directing and overseeing 3D and special effects at one of Brazil’s biggest production companies. Today, he’s known as the […]

Photojournalist shows what life is truly like in Afghanistan

Award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein was first sent to Afghanistan in 2001, after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. She has returned to the country countless times since then, amassing a huge body of work on the nation and its people. In her new book, “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear,” Bronstein explores such prominent issues as girls’ […]

How a sports marketing pioneer broke her way into the boys club

It’s no secret that, historically, the sports world has been a male-dominated industry. While many strides have been made and women are more vocal than ever — like the US Women’s Soccer team’s recent lawsuit for wage discrimination – gender equality still has a long way to go. In 2015 for example, only 26% of […]

How Three Creatives Got Their Big Break

Breaking into the creative industry is no easy feat—even the most successful artists had to start from somewhere. That’s one reason why Getty Images is thrilled to partner with D&AD for the Next Photographer Awards, a great opportunity to discover and nurture new talent. Of course, awards are only one way to launch your career. […]

She covers pirates, fights ‘simplistic view of the world’ | Behind the lens

Veronique de Viguerie provides an insight into her career, discusses some of her most iconic work and tells us about one of her most memorable assignments.

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.

Tap into the mind of a Getty Images Art Director

iStock by Getty Images’ talented art directors act as a creative backbone to develop and curate innovative, high-quality images and videos. Among them: Getty Images Senior Art Director William Bon. Bon is involved with every part of the creative process and has developed his craft over 10 years in the photography industry, creating stunning, thoughtful […]

Award-winning Art Directors show the fruits of creativity + collaboration

“We know that photography can ignite, inspire and change the world.” — Andrew Saunders, Senior Vice President, Creative Content at Getty Images With each of our art directors winning industry awards this year, it’s the perfect time to highlight how they work with photographers to craft stunning imagery. “Great content is at the heart of […]

Skilled storytellers, photojournalists help Toyota reach teen drivers

Earlier this year, Toyota partnered with three award-winning Getty Images Reportage photojournalists — Shaul Schwarz, Sara Lewkowicz and Benjamin Lowy — to create high-end cinematic storytelling around a very important topic: safe driving for teens. Using real subjects in real situations, the three explored driving as a rite of passage through TeenDrive365, Toyota’s comprehensive teen […]

Brands love Mark Leary’s dreamy photos of nature (and we do, too)

“He sees the world in a unique way and he manages to capture that in an image.” View image | gettyimages.com Mark Leary’s imagery is dreamlike. Whether it’s magnificent snow-capped mountains or surfers at sunset, everything he shoots has a magical quality. His pictures convey universal concepts of wonder, adventure, exploration, living in the moment […]

In Brazil, feeling love: A photographer’s journey from NYC to Rio

Photojournalist Mario Tama on his journey to Brazil and the joy and spirit captured through his camera

Filmmaker uses ‘spy animals’ to get closer to tigers, dolphins and polar bears

“She came right up, sat down and lay down next to it and all her little cubs came running over. And within no time at all, they were lined up suckling in front of her. And I had the most incredible view I’ve ever seen of a lion.”

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.

Year in Focus | 10 years in 10 frames: the images that moved us

As we reach the 10th anniversary of Year in Focus, we ask Editor Anthony Holland Parkin to select ten unforgettable frames from the last ten years, and discuss what makes these images moving.

What happens when a photographer shoots a film premiere

Tim Whitby gives tips on how to get the attention of the talent and getting images out to the world quickly as he can.

Behind the Scenes | Photographer Diary at 2014 Art Basel Miami

Learn about a day in the life of Getty Images Entertainment photographers as they capture the scene at Art Basel Miami