World Press Photo Awards: Getty Images Wins Six Accolades

Getty Images’ photojournalists Brent Stirton, Sara Lewkowicz, Chris McGrath, Ezra Shaw, Al Bello and Quinn Rooney have been awarded top honours at World Press Photo, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest.
  • Reportage by Getty Images photojournalist Brent Stirton has received first place in the Staged Portrait Singlescategory, for his work titled ‘Blind Indian Albino Boys,’which captures a group of boys at the Vivekananda Mission School for the Blind in West Bengal, India.
  • Sara Lewkowicz, a featured contributor with Reportage by Getty Images, has received first place in the covetedContemporary Issuescategory for her work titled ‘A portrait of domestic violence,’whichexplores this prevalent issue in a particular family in Ohio, United States.
  • Getty Images’photographer Chris McGrath has also received a first place award in theGeneral News category for his work documenting the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
  • Getty Images’ photographer Ezra Shaw, received second place in Sports Action, Storiesfor his work around the America’s Cup, with Quinn Rooney receiving third place in the same category with imagery captured at the World Swimming Championships. Al Bello also received third in theSport Action, Singlescategory for his tennis shot ‘Forehand Forward,’which capturesNovak Djokovic during the US Open.

To view the winners of World Press Photo 2014, visit

Jonathan Klein, CEO and co-founder, Getty Images says: 

“All of us at Getty Images are proud of our colleagues and friends selected for World Press Photo honours. Storytelling unites our shared humanity and is at the heart of our work at Getty Images. In this increasingly visual age, with the number of platforms for imagery growing rapidly, photojournalism is more powerful and important than ever before and we are committed to ensuring that important stories are told.”

In the last eight years alone, Getty Images’ photographers have been recognised with more than 30 awards at World Press Photo, with multiple accolades awarded to Brent Stirton, Chris McGrath and Ezra Shaw. This includes Spencer Platt’s image of a group of young Lebanese driving through a Beirut neighbourhood, after an Israeli bombing, which received World Press Photo of the Year in 2006.

There are some great insights from Gary Knight on the World Press Photo 2014 (VIDEO)

Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images


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