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Year in Focus: The images that defined 2011

December 19, 2011 | 6 Comments

From the Arab Spring to turmoil in the global economy, royal weddings to the Rugby World Cup — 2011 has been a momentous year. Our award-winning photographers covered more than 8,000 news events, 19,000 sports...

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Remembering Pearl Harbor, 70 years Later

December 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

Editor’s note: Since publishing this post on Dec. 7, 2011, new information has come to light regarding the photograph of the women firefighters, and, as an organization who values  accuracy, truth and transparecy, we want...

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From conflicts to homecomings, from the runway to the raceway, from natural disasters to the triumph of the human spirit — our photographers capture the moments that define the world in which we live. This...

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Charles and Camilla tour Africa

November 14, 2011 | 1 Comments

  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall greets school children as she arrives at State House on Nov. 7, 2011, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) I have just returned from a hectic,...

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Eddie Adams Workshop XXIV

October 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

  For me, it all clicked while listening to renowned photojournalist Bill Eppridge give a presentation about “decisive moments.” Sitting at the back of an old barn with a few hundred people — seasoned photojournalists, editors,...

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Visa pour l’Image

September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

Bonjour from Visa pour l’Image, the international photojournalism festival held annually in Perpignan, France.  As I write this post, I am surrounded by people of every nationality, speaking every language under the sun  — and...

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Welcome to Colombia: Football, friendliness

August 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

  Upon arrival to Bogotá, after a 12 hour or so journey from Amsterdam, I am immediately pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the Colombians. Being used to speaking Spanish in Spain, I notice there are...

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UK Riots

August 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our hearts are with our friends and colleagues in the UK as they cope with the aftermath of days of rioting. For a behind-the-lens account of what it was like to report on the  chaos,...

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Funny Faces and Amazing Dumplings

July 27, 2011 | 1 Comments

A European photographer came up to me and asked jokingly if I specialized in photographing synchronized swimming. He was kidding around because during the first week of the FINA World Swimming Championships, I had been...

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CALGARY, AB - JULY 11: Clif Cooper leaps off his horse while chasing down a calf during the tie-down roping competition in the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede on July 11, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten day event, drawing over one million visitors, is Canada's largest annual rodeo and is billed as the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.' (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Capturing Country at the Calgary Stampede

July 26, 2011 | 1 Comments

I had the privilege to visit our northern neighbors in Canada recently to photograph the famed Calgary Stampede, proclaimed as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” The highlight of the 10-day stampede is the daily...

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  Michael Klein and Travis Lindquist know sports: the athletes, the games, the stadiums. They understand coverage. But they also understand our customers, and how in the past, by not having a Getty Images photographer...

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6 euros. Or more than the world’s average daily wage. That’s how much a Coke Zero costs in a cafe near the Palace in Monaco. I’m getting my excuses for the high expenses claims in...

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Queen’s State Visit to Ireland

May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve spent the past four days on the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s historic first visit to Ireland. With dissident Republican bomb threats and a serious risk of disruption, security was like nothing I have...

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Queen’s Visit to Ireland

May 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Ireland   I’ve been at Windsor Horse Show all week photographing the Queen and she certainly seems in good spirits. With the royal family on a high off the...

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