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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 repetoire 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 gives us a look at some of his favorite  images he’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s Behind the Visual Appeal of Olympic Uniforms? These Top Designers

Olympics season is upon us, and for many, getting a look at each nation’s competitive and ceremonial uniforms is half the fun. This year, design superstars such as Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Lacoste, Dsquared2, and Armani have been selected to outfit their country’s athletes in functional yet stylish performance wear – all while working on [...]

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, […]

Video: Cannes Film Festival in 60 seconds

“Cannes is all about fashion, celebrities, parties and fun. “ – Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images entertainment photographer See all the glamour, fashion and celebrities in this behind the scenes glimpse into the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival.  

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 […]

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 […]

Zac Posen’s favorite looks from the Met Gala

The Met Gala isn’t just one of the most coveted parties of the year, it’s also a cultural moment, in which the evening’s fashion says as much about society as, say, fine art or theater. Designers like Zac Posen work intensely to create intricate pieces that function as living sculpture, to be talked about in […]

The refugee crisis: a story that affects us all

“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 […]