Getty Images wins four prizes at the British Sports Journalism Awards, including overall Sports Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year

February 24, 2020 • Company News

London – February 24, 2020: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, took home four prizes at the British Sports Journalism Awards announced today. First staged in 1949, the British Sports Journalism Awards are the oldest sports awards in Britain, recognising excellence in the profession of journalism.

Getty Images photographer Richard Heathcote won the prestigious Ed Lacey Sports Photographer of the Year as well as the Canon Sports Portfolio of the year. While Getty Images photographer Alex Pantling was named Young Photographer of the of the Year, the second year running for Getty Images after Naomi Baker took home the prize in 2019.

Specialist Sport Portfolio of the Year was won by Getty Images photographer Justin Setterfield for his portfolio of cycling images, and Getty Images photographer Alex Davidson was highly commended in the same category for his portfolio of cricket images.

Paul Gilham, Senior Director of Editorial Photography at Getty Images, said; ‘We are incredibly proud of our team of outstanding photographers. For 25 years we have been dedicated to documenting and sharing the phenomenal moments of sports – be it triumphs, heartbreaks or moments of sporting perfection – and we look forward to capturing the beauty of sports for many more years to come.’

Getty Images partners with many of the most significant sports leagues and governing bodies in the world. Today, Getty Images is the official photographer or photographic partner to over 80 of the world’s leading sports governing bodies, leagues, and clubs, including FIFA and the International Olympic Committee. Getty Images’ team of multi-award winning photographers and digital content creators cover over 50,000 sports events a year.

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