New exhibition showcases the defining images that encapsulate 2014
Year in Focus 2014 on display at Getty Images Gallery, London on Thursday 22 January, 2015 through to 11 February, 2015.
Monday 12 January, 2015, London: Getty Images is excited to announce the launch of a retrospective exhibition, Year in Focus 2014 – a stunning curation of 60 of the defining images that encapsulate the global news agenda and events of 2014.
In 2014, Getty Images’ award-winning photographers covered more than 16,000 news events, 28,000 sports events and 50,000 entertainment events, delivering award-winning imagery to news rooms and media publishers around the world. Year in Focus 2014 captures the best of the best, showcasing 2014’s most important moments in the world of news, sport, entertainment and archive anniversaries and obituaries.
Featured are powerful news images from the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, Air Malaysia’s passenger jet crash, the ongoing conflict in Syria and the Hong Kong protests. Stunning moments from the Cannes Film Festival, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the FIFA World Cup are showcased, alongside poignant imagery remembering the life of comedian Robin Williams and the Fall of the Berlin Wall on its 25th anniversary.
Speaking on the moving exhibition, Getty Images, Vice President for News, Hugh Pinney says: “In 2014 we have seen imagery from all corners of the globe – powerful and extraordinary photos documenting global and local stories. This unprecedented curation provides a chance to step back and take a look at the defining moments of the year and we are delighted to be able to open this exhibition up to the public for the very first time.”
To view a selection of the imagery that will be on display, click here.
Year in Focus runs from 22 January to 11 February, 2015 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.
Notes to editors:
Getty Images Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street
Nearest underground: Oxford Circus
About Getty Images Gallery
Getty Images Gallery is London’s largest independent photographic gallery and was founded in 1996. Located on Eastcastle Street, just a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, Getty Images Gallery showcases stunning exhibitions on a regular basis. The majority of the imagery on display in the Gallery is taken from Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries and is available to buy as fine art prints in a variety of sizes and framing options.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, with over 170 million assets available through its premium content site www.gettyimages.com and its leading stock content site www.istock.com. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For company news and announcements, visit press.gettyimages.com, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends http://stories.gettyimages.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages , Twitter at https://twitter.com/GettyImages, or download Stream, our free consumer app, to view and share the world’s best imagery.