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QINGHE, XINJIANG, CHINA - JANUARY 30:  Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters ride with their eagles during a local competition on January 30, 2015 in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwestern China. The festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Getty Images Gallery Presents Year in Focus 2015

January 20, 2016 • Company News, Getty Images Gallery

New exhibition showcases the defining images that encapsulate 2015

Year in Focus 2015 on display in London at Getty Images Gallery from 23 January – 20 February, 2016

 

20 January 2016, London: Getty Images is thrilled to announce the launch of a retrospective exhibition, Year in Focus 2015 – a stunning curation of over 80 of the most defining images that encapsulate the global news agenda and events of the past year.

In 2015, Getty Images’ award-winning photographers covered more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, delivering award-winning imagery to news rooms and media publishers around the world. Year in Focus 2015 captures the best of the best, showcasing 2015’s most significant moments in the world of news, sport, entertainment, as well as archival anniversaries and obituaries.

Featured are powerful images from some of 2015’s most monumental news events, including the migrant crisis in Europe and the attacks in Paris, to race riots in the United States. The exhibition explores some of the year’s highest profile entertainment and sporting events, from the Oscars to the Rugby World Cup. Visitors will also be able to see some of Getty Images’ poignant archive images, marking landmark anniversaries and obituaries such as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, or Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing the civil rights march in Montgomery, Alabama.

Getty Images, Senior Creative Director, and curator of the exhibition, Anthony Holland Parkin says: “2015 was a monumental year for global news and the world was moved by imagery captured of events and issues that occurred across the year – from the Charlie Hebdo attacks, to the migrant crisis in Europe, this retrospective provides the perfect opportunity to look back on 2015 and the moments that defined it. We are honoured to be able to share this unprecedented curation with the public.”

To view a selection of the imagery that will be on display, click here.

Year in Focus runs from 23rd January to 20th February, 2016 and admission is free. Getty Images Gallery is situated in central London, just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus. Opening hours are from 10.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, 12.00 to 5.30pm Saturday.

 

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