Getty Images Photographers Recognized at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

In recognition of their outstanding work in sports journalism, Getty Images recently celebrated the achievements of its photographers at the prestigious SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2023. This marks the oldest awards ceremony of its kind in Britain and is dedicated to honoring excellence in the field of sports journalism.

Justin Setterfield was named the SJA Sports Photographer of the Year for the fifth time in six years, an impressive feat that underscores his commitment to capturing stunning moments on camera. He also won first place in the Football Portfolio category for his exceptional coverage of football events.

Clive Brunskill received recognition for his extensive coverage of tennis with two awards: a silver medal in the Canon Portfolio category and a bronze medal (Phil Sheldon Trophy) for Specialist Portfolio. Meanwhile, Ryan Pierse won Sports Picture of the Year award for his stunning underwater surfing image from Paris 2024 Olympics test event.

Other Getty Images photographers were also honored at the ceremony, including Clive Mason who received silver medals in both Canon Portfolio and Specialist Portfolio categories (Phil Sheldon Trophy). Alex Pantling won silver medal for Football Portfolio while Gareth Copley, Alex Livesey and Cameron Smith all received silver awards for their outstanding performance in different categories. Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Editorial Content at Getty Images expressed pride in his team’s achievements, highlighting their dedication to delivering high-quality content that captures the essence of sports journalism.

As a leading provider of visual content within the sports industry, Getty Images boasts a portfolio that includes over 50,000 events annually covered by its expert sports photography team and esteemed content partners. They are trusted partners to 125 top sports governing bodies, leagues and clubs worldwide including FIFA, International Olympic Committee and Major League Baseball among others.

In summary, Getty Images is a respected leader within the sports content industry known for providing comprehensive coverage through their expert team and esteemed partnerships. Their recent successes at this year’s SJA British Sports Journalism Awards serve as a testament to their commitment to excellence within this field.

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