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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 […]

The story behind this insane NASCAR photo

“There was certainly an element of danger…” Getty Images photographer Chris Trotman has shot hundreds of NASCAR races, but he never witnessed a scene like this. “Sports photography is all about being in the right place at the right time and being ready with your camera — you never know what incredible moment you’re going […]

Video: Creating art from entertainment

“That’s the job of a great entertainment photographer…catch the moment and take it to the end reader and go ‘Did you feel that?” – Larry Busacca, Getty Images Chief Entertainment Photographer.  

Behind this Kanye photo: Finding beauty amid chaos

 “I want to make everyone looking at these images feel what I’m feeling.” The entertainment industry isn’t particularly known for predictability and calmness. But photographer Christopher Polk likes it that way. “I thrive off chaos. To be able to create amazing imagery with all these elements stacked against you is so rewarding,” he said. “I […]

Video: The Best Photography of 2015

See the most stunning images from 2015. From the news stories that challenged, united and uplifted us to the unexpected catches and crashes in sport and the moments of beauty in entertainment, our photographers were there to capture it all.  

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 […]

Year in Focus | Scott Olson on covering the civil unrest in Ferguson, USA

Getty Images Staff News Photographer Scott Olson reflects on the experience of covering the civil unrest in Ferguson, USA, following the police shooting of Michael Brown

Year in Focus 2014 | Book and exhibition launches in London

A stunning curation of 60 defining images from 2014 is now on display as part of a retrospective exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in London’s west end.

From Taylor Swift to Selfie, the keyword search trends of 2014

We take a look back at the most popular keyword search terms from 2014, from the predictable celebrity names and the biggest news events, to new technologies entering the mainstream

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.

Year in Focus | Photo editors pick their top celebrity portraits of 2014

As we release our Year in Focus e-book highlighting the best photography from 2014, Getty Images Portraits editors in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and New York have chosen their favorite portraits of 2014.

Year in Focus | Reportage highlights from 2014

From covering the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Patrick Di Nola reflects on the work of the Reportage photographers during 2014.

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.

Year in Focus | 10 best US sports moments of 2014

As we release our Year in Focus e-book highlighting the best photography from 2014, we ask our editors to select some of their favorite pictures of the year. Getty Images Sport’s Maxx Wolfson presents ten incredible images that tell the biggest American sports stories of 2014:   #458579566 / gettyimages.com Scroll-over for caption There are few things better […]

Year in Focus | The fall of the Berlin Wall revisited by Tom Stoddart

This year Tom Stoddart returned to Berlin to track down some of the faces he photographed on the night of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Year in Focus | Favorite music photography of 2014

Assignment Editor Tabatha Fireman gives her selection of some of the best music photography in 2014.