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Getty Images Photographers Recognized at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

The prestigious SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2023 recognized Getty Images photographers for their outstanding achievements in the field of sports journalism. This awards ceremony, which has been held annually since 1962, honors excellence and dedication to the craft of sports reporting.

Justin Setterfield was awarded the Ed Lacey Trophy for SJA Sports Photographer of the Year, making it the fifth time in six years that a Getty Images photographer has received this honor. Setterfield also won first place in the Football Portfolio category for his captivating images of soccer matches around the world. Clive Brunskill was recognized with the Phil Sheldon Trophy for Specialist Portfolio, thanks to his extensive coverage of tennis tournaments and grand slams. Ryan Pierse’s stunning underwater surfing image from the Paris 2024 Olympics test event earned him the Sports Picture of the Year award.

Getty Images is renowned as a global leader in visual content creation and marketplace, offering an extensive library of high-quality sports photos and videos. Their expert team covers over 50,000 events annually, from small-scale local events to major international championships such as FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games. Getty Images is trusted by more than 125 sports governing bodies, leagues, and clubs worldwide as their official photographer or photographic partner.

Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Editorial Content at Getty Images, expressed pride in his team’s achievements at the awards ceremony: “We are thrilled to see our talented photographers recognized for their exceptional work,” he said. “Our commitment to quality content is unwavering, and we will continue to push boundaries in our pursuit of excellence.”

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