Getty Images Photographers Recognized at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

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

At the awards ceremony, several Getty Images photographers were recognized for their outstanding work. Justin Setterfield won 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 claimed 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 won 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 ceremony. Clive Mason won silver in two categories – Canon Portfolio and Specialist Portfolio (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 achievements and highlighted their commitment to delivering high-quality sports content to clients around the world.

Getty Images is a leader in the sports content industry, offering an extensive collection of sports images with over 50,000 events covered annually through their expert team and esteemed content partners. The company is trusted by over 125 top sports governing bodies and leagues as their official photographer or photographic partner, including FIFA, International Olympic Committee and Major League Baseball among many others.

Setterfield’s image was credited in announcing these awards.

Overall, this achievement highlights Getty Images’ dedication to providing exceptional visual content to clients across various industries worldwide.

In summary, Getty Images celebrated its photographers’ successes at one of Britain’s oldest sports journalism awards ceremonies: The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2023. Several photographers were recognized for their outstanding work including Justin Setterfield who won two awards including Ed Lacey Trophy for SJA Sports Photographer of The Year and first place in Football Portfolio category; Clive Brunskill who won Specialist Portfolio category; Ryan Pierse who won Sports Picture of The Year award; Clive Mason who won two silvers including Canon Portfolio category and Specialist Portfolio (Phil Sheldon Trophy) while Alex Pantling claimed silver in Football Portfolio category as well as other award winners such as Gareth Copley

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