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Picture Desk Editors Pick Their Favorite 2016 Images

Getty Images picture desk editors have a nearly immediate front row look at events unfolding throughout the world, with the images captured by our photographers often reaching them in a matter of seconds. The sheer volume of photographs they see on a daily basis is astounding, with the best ones having a staying power that’s […]

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 […]

Photographer follows refugees’ path to tell a complex story

“This was a journey fraught with danger and mired with uncertainty.” As record numbers of refugees began arriving on Europe’s shores this year, the situation flooded Dan Kitwood’s mind with questions. “What makes someone leave his or her home to embark on a journey, knowing of the dangers that lie ahead? To lead their husband, […]

Year in Focus | Sebastiano Tomada on Aleppo’s Civil Defense Teams

In the under-siege Syrian city of Aleppo, Photojournalist Sebastiano Tomada captures the story of volunteer first responders risking their lives to save others