Getty Images Gallery’s sports exhibition to be a big hit 


For the first time, Getty Images Gallery will present work by its entire award-winning roster of sixty-five sports photographers in a single group exhibition. Each member of Getty Images’ global staff submitted three favourite photographs. Director of Photography Paul Gilham, Gallery curator Shawn Waldron and Gallery manager Amie Lewis selected one photograph from each photographer and added a selection of classic sports imagery from its world leading Getty Images Archive to create this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Visions of Sport 2017: Photographer Favourites includes intimate scenes of world-class athletes and remarkable moments of human endeavour.

Athletes routinely sacrifice their bodies to the rigors of their chosen sport. Sports photography captures the upper limits of physical performance while displaying the full range of human emotion. Visions of Sport 2017: Photographer’s Favourites contains intimate scenes of jubilant athletes celebrating personal triumphs, such as Julian Finney’s candid view of Serena Williams at the 2015 Wimbledon tournament.

Tom Pennington’s aerial photograph of triathletes plunging into the Hawaiian sea or Jamie McDonald’s impending football corner kick represent the moments of high drama native to sport while other photographs, such as Patrick Smith’s tightly cropped portrait of jockey Victor Carrasco’s muddied post-race grin, reveal its inherent humour.

Also featured is the striking photograph of a speeding Formula One car – captured by Paul Gilham it draws a visual connection back to “Need for Speed,” a celebrated 1954 Picture Post photograph from the French Grand Prix.
According to Getty Images Gallery curator Shawn Waldron, “This is an exciting exhibit for our Gallery clients and the general public. In making our choices for Visions of Sport 2017 we focused on strong photographs that transcended individual athletes in favour of more universal themes such as daring and tenacity. The exhibit will appeal to both sports fans and photography aficionados.”  

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