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March 5, 2014

Just embedded this image of the Dalai Lama from Getty Images. Because I now can. Awesome.

21:44 // 6 months ago
November 23, 2013
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September 24, 2013

bobbycaputo:

The Best in Absurd Stock Photography

Earlier this summer Gettycritics.com, a new website that makes fun of lousy or absurd stock photography, was posted on Reddit. Six days later it had a million hits. Now they’ve released a dubbed video mocking bad stock footage (below).

Gettycritics.com is the brainchild of Andrew MacPhee and Bart Batchelor, both art directors who constantly need stock photography for campaigns. Over time they’ve looked at thousands and thousands of images and in all their searching they’ve noticed that some stock photos don’t quite work.

For example, there’s the photo they once ran across that showed a happy family eating breakfast but the dad was pouring the kid a cup of coffee. Or the one they found that showed a family out raking leaves, not in their front yard, but in some random park.

“We started finding all kinds of these photos that are seemingly normal but also have something fundamentally absurd,” says MacPhee, who used to work at the same agency as Batchelor, but recently moved to a new one.

Pointing out these oddities seemed like a perfect blog idea so back in July the pair created Gettycritics.com, named after Getty Images, which has a humongous photography archive and was the first place they usually turned for stock.

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Note the center one, in which the family is eating spaghetti and ketchup.

21:56 // 12 months ago
February 22, 2013

reportagebygettyimages:

Can you imagine A Day Without News?

One year ago, legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in Homs, Syria. Evidence from eye witnesses suggests that the journalists were targeted by the Syrian regime in an attempt to limit exposure of the war’s atrocities. Their deaths struck an industry still reeling from a string of tragic losses, including the deaths of photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington in Misrata, Libya, in April 2011.

Watch the U.N. Secretary General’s message of support

“It is unacceptable that those looking to report objectively from conflict zones around the world are deliberately singled out, targeted and murdered with impunity, with those responsible for their deaths not facing any repercussions. Without these journalists bearing witness, atrocities committed in war would go unremarked and it is an equal cruelty that their deaths go without justice. This is a situation that has to change. We are heading towards a day when it will be too dangerous for journalists to enter into or report from war zones.” - Aidan Sullivan, Vice President, Photo Assignments, Editorial Partnerships and Development for Getty Images and founder of A Day Without News?

A Day Without News?, launching today, will raise awareness of the risks faced by journalists and photojournalists in war zones, and lobby governments and tribunals to pursue and prosecute those who harm members of the news media. Many media professionals find themselves deliberately targeted when attempting to cover conflicts, and, while it is considered a war crime to do so, there has been little to no enforcement of this international humanitarianlaw.  Over the past decade, 945 photojournalists and correspondents have been killed while covering conflict zones, 583 of these without any resulting prosecutions as war crimes. Ninety journalists were killed in 2012 alone, the deadliest year on record.

Please visit A Day Without News? to learn more and to add your name in support.

The people who risked life and limb to tell you about the stories you care about. Learn more about them—along with the risks involved.

(via gettyimages)

9:48 // 1 year ago
May 24, 2012
As we mentioned a few weeks back, Getty Images has updated their watermarks, in an effort to make them something a tad less annoying for folks to share. What do you think?

As we mentioned a few weeks back, Getty Images has updated their watermarks, in an effort to make them something a tad less annoying for folks to share. What do you think?

13:38 // 2 years ago
May 23, 2012

Rad Getty Images ad of the day: It’s not all cheesy illustrations of Facebook in the Getty database. Ad firm Almap BBDO had image researchers look through thousands of Getty Images files to find the right 873 that told a consistent story in a single minute. The flow of the images is perfect. Pretty amazing. (note: ad is safe for work, but there’s a little sexy time at the beginning)

10:29 // 2 years ago
May 15, 2012
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May 3, 2012
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February 6, 2012
producermatthew:

There’s a word for that particular seat that Mitt Romney is riding on, right? What’s it called again?
[Getty Images / h/t @shortformblog]


Raised.

producermatthew:

There’s a word for that particular seat that Mitt Romney is riding on, right? What’s it called again?

[Getty Images / h/t @shortformblog]

Mitt on a horse

Raised.

12:36 // 2 years ago