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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 this iconic photo of David Bowie and Twiggy almost didn’t happen

In 1973, David Bowie was already on his path to stardom, but photographer Justin de Villeneuve had never heard of him until that year, when he was introduced to the artist’s sixth album, “Aladin Sane.” De Villeneuve was staying in the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles at the time with Twiggy, the supermodel whose […]

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 [...]

The Story Now: Black Lives Matter (video)

“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 […]

Watch: The Story Now #BodyPositive

Beauty is not a shape or size.     Every day we’re bombarded with images of what beauty is “supposed to” look like. From fashion model thin to the perfect hourglass, these standards don’t reflect reality for most women. But pop culture icons are rejecting this ideal, sparking a grassroots #BodyPositive movement. See how these […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photographer saved Yosemite, changed history

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

Australia in Focus: Browse some of the best moments of Australian photography in our digital book

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 […]

Infographic | 20 years of Getty Images

Getty Images 20 years

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 | Browse the year’s best photojournalism in our digital book

Browse our Year in Focus digital book for a recap on the most captivating and enduring imagery from around the world this year.

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.

A look back at the stars of the original Band Aid single

As the Band Aid 30 single is released, we look back at the first recording done in 1984 and the stars such as Bono, Bob Geldof and Sting, who were involved.