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Getty Images photographers recognized at top industry ceremonies; Pulitzer, Sony World Photography Awards, NPPA

April 22, 2016 • Awards, Company News, Photojournalism, Sport

New accolades follow multiple awards across diverse categories at earlier industry ceremonies as Getty Images photographers continue winning streak

Getty Images photographers have received top honours at major industry awards, with Pulitzer, Sony World Photography Awards and NPPA Best of Photojournalism all recognising the company’s great depth and breadth of talent across news, sport and reportage.

At last night’s 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Getty Images photographers collected awards across a variety of categories. Kevin Frayer became the first professional photographer ever to win two categories at the same awards, taking 1st place in both Environment and People categories and 2nd place in the Contemporary Issues category. Hiroshi Watanabe took home 3rd place in the Still Life category and Andrew Burton won 3rd place in Current Affairs.

Getty Images was also honoured at the prestigious 2016 Pulitzer Prizes, where its entry of images from the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore, taken by Chip Somodevilla, Andrew Burton, Patrick Smith and Drew Angerer, was one of three Finalists to go before the Pulitzer Board.

The NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition has awarded Getty Images photographers prolifically, handing out 14 awards across reportage, sport, news and feature categories. The winners are:

  • Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images Reportage – 2016 Photojournalist of the Year (Large Markets)
  • Paula Bronstein, Getty Images Reportage – Honorable Mention, 2016 photojournalist of the Year
  • Giles Clarke, Getty Images Reportage – Second place, Contemporary Issues Stories
  • Al Bello, Getty Images Sport: 2016 Sports Photojournalist of the Year; First place, Sports Action (Single)
  • Patrick Smith, Getty Images Sport: 2nd place, 2016 Sports Photojournalist of the Year; Honorable mention, Pictorial (Single)
  • Matthias Hangst, Getty Images Sport – 3rd place, 2016 Sports Photojournalist of the Year
  • Cameron Spencer, Getty Images Sport – Honorable mention, 2016 Sports Photojournalist of the year
  • David Ramos, Getty Images Sport – Honorable mention, 2016 Sports Photojournalist of the year
  • Scott Barbour, Getty Images Sport – Third Place, Sports Action (Single)
  • Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images News – First place, Domestic News (single)
  • Drew Angerer, Getty Images News – First place, Domestic News Story
  • Kevin Frayer, Getty Images News – Second place, Contemporary Issues (Single)

These awards follow the success of Getty Images photographers at industry ceremonies held earlier in the year, with World Press Photo Awards, POYi, Sven-Simon-Preis, UK Picture Editors Guild and Wisden-MCC Cricket Photo of the Year Award all celebrating the photographers’ outstanding work across multiple categories.

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