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Year in Focus 2016: A look at the most awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, and shocking moments of the year

In 2016 we saw many things through our photographers’ eyes. There were images that filled our social media feeds and saddened us: rhinos with bloody holes where their horns should be and innocent people wounded or killed in unspeakable acts of terror. There were images that lifted us: that viral shot of Usain Bolt smiling […]

The story behind this Opening Ceremony image, shot from Rio’s favelas

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held at Rio’s legendary Maracana Stadium, built for the 1950 World Cup. One of Rio’s oldest ‘favelas,’ or informal communities, Mangueira stands on a hillside above the stadium. In Rio the striking gaps between rich and poor are often clearly visible, with ‘favela’ communities located alongside wealthier […]

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

Where our news photographers have been in October

We find out where in the world our @GettyImagesNews and @GettyReportage photographers have been in October as we follow their stories ‘on the ground’ John Moore John returned to Liberia to continue his coverage of the Ebola epidemic and shared this Instagram picture of the protective clothing he had to wear. Repost from @jbmoore6400 Just getting protective clothing (PPE), […]