Getty Images Photographers Recognized at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

Getty Images, a renowned global visual content creator and marketplace, recently celebrated the achievements of its photographers at the prestigious SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2023. This awards ceremony, which honors excellence in sports journalism, is the oldest of its kind in Britain.

At the event, 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. Clive Brunskill received the Phil Sheldon Trophy for Specialist Portfolio for his extensive coverage of tennis, while Ryan Pierse claimed the Sports Picture of the Year award for his stunning underwater surfing image from the Paris 2024 Olympics test event.

Other Getty Images photographers were also recognized at the awards ceremony. Clive Mason received silver in both Canon Portfolio and Specialist Portfolio categories (Phil Sheldon Trophy), while Alex Pantling won silver in Football Portfolio category. Gareth Copley, Alex Livesey and Cameron Smith all received silver awards in various categories. Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Editorial Content at Getty Images, expressed pride in his team’s accomplishments.

Getty Images is a leader in sports content industry and offers largest and most comprehensive sports collection available to its clients worldwide. They cover over 50,000 events annually through their expert sports photography team and esteemed content partners. The company is trusted partner to 125 of world’s top sports governing bodies, leagues and clubs including FIFA World Cup , Olympic Games and Major League Baseball among many others organizations serving as official photographer or photographic partner to them all year round .

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