Getty Images Contributing Photographers Win World Press Photo of the Year 2000 And National Press Photographers Picture of the Year

Global Juries Recognize Getty Images' Commitment to Partnering With

The World's Best Photographers



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Getty Images, Inc.

    SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GETY), the
 leading e-commerce provider of imagery and related products and services,
 today announced that more than a dozen of its contributing photographers have
 been honored for excellence in photography for their work in 2000.  Most
 notably, Lara Jo Regan, contributing photographer for Getty Images' Liaison
 collection, was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year 2000 by an
 international jury at the 44th World Press Photo Annual Contest, sponsored by
 the World Press Photo Foundation.  Regarded as the most important
 international contest in professional press photography, World Press Photo
 chose the prize-winning work from 42,321 photo submissions by
 3,938 photographers from 122 countries.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/SFTU175LOGO )
     "We congratulate all of the photographers who were recognized for their
 phenomenal work last year, and we are proud to represent their work in our
 collections," said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and chief executive officer of
 Getty Images.  "These awards validate Getty Images' relentless pursuit to
 partner with the very best photographers from around the world who share our
 commitment to excellence and our customers' demand for the highest quality
 imagery.  We are delighted to celebrate their success."
     The jury deliberated for more than one week before selecting a color
 photograph by Regan, as the World Press Photo of the Year 2000.  Regan's
 photo, taken for LIFE magazine in March 2000, shows an immigrant family from
 Mexico in their Texas home.  The photograph was also awarded first prize in
 the "Daily Life" category.  Another Liaison contributing photographer, Jan
 Dago from Denmark, was awarded second place in the "People in the News Story"
 category for his photos taken in Sierra Leone on the West Coast of Africa.
     Nine other contributing photographers from Getty Images' brands will be
 recognized for their work at the 58th Annual National Press Photographers
 Association (NPPA) Pictures of the Year awards and ceremony today in
 Washington, D.C.  Getty Images photographers receiving awards include
 Kael Afford, Scott Barbour, Al Bello, Tyler Hicks, Roger LeMoyne, Adam Pretty,
 Ezra Shaw, David Silverman and Jamie Squire.  The NPPA competition recognizes
 excellence in photojournalism by honoring press photographers, editors and the
 institutions.
     Allsport photographers Al Bello and Donald Miralle were recognized as
 leading sports photographers for their work in 2000.  Bello received third
 place in the "National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Contest" for his photo of
 Yankee Jorge Posada sliding into Mets catcher Mike Piazza at home plate in the
 final game of the 2000 World Series.  Miralle won first place in the "Sports
 Shooter Annual Photo Contest" for his photo of Team USA swimmer, three-time
 gold medallist Lenny Krayzelburg, shot directly above the pool.
     "Every day, in magazines, newspapers, film and video, books, business
 publications and advertising, the world is immersed in high quality images
 from Getty Images collections," said Klein.  "These awards continue to
 reinforce the fact that when you combine the world's leading photographers
 with the world's leading expert in marketing and distribution of imagery, good
 things happen."
 
     About Getty Images, Inc.
     Getty Images, Inc. is the leading e-commerce provider of imagery and
 related products and services.  With more than 70 million images and an
 estimated 30,000 hours of film, the company offers the most diverse selection
 of premier visual content through its collections such as Stone, PhotoDisc,
 The Image Bank and Allsport.
     Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Getty Images markets rights to
 images and footage through its web sites and its international network of
 wholly owned offices and agents in more than 50 countries.  The company serves
 the distinctly different needs of a broad range of customers including:
 
     -- Creative professionals in advertising, design agencies, web design and
        corporate marketing
     -- Press and editorial professionals in magazine, newspaper, book and web
        publishing
     -- The business user, or self-publisher, with business communications and
        small-office, home-office (SOHO) needs
 
     For more information on Getty Images and its market-leading collections,
 please visit www.gettyimages.com.
 
     Investor Relations Contact:
 
      Kira Bacon
      Vice President of Investor Relations
      206-268-1745
      kira.bacon@gettyimages.com
 
     Media Contacts:
 
      Kyong Yang
      Public Relations Manager
      206-268-1736
      kyong.yang@gettyimages.com
 
      Jani Baker
      Vice President, MWW/Savitt
      206-689-8505
      jbaker@mww.com
 
 

SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.
    SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GETY), the
 leading e-commerce provider of imagery and related products and services,
 today announced that more than a dozen of its contributing photographers have
 been honored for excellence in photography for their work in 2000.  Most
 notably, Lara Jo Regan, contributing photographer for Getty Images' Liaison
 collection, was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year 2000 by an
 international jury at the 44th World Press Photo Annual Contest, sponsored by
 the World Press Photo Foundation.  Regarded as the most important
 international contest in professional press photography, World Press Photo
 chose the prize-winning work from 42,321 photo submissions by
 3,938 photographers from 122 countries.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010116/SFTU175LOGO )
     "We congratulate all of the photographers who were recognized for their
 phenomenal work last year, and we are proud to represent their work in our
 collections," said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and chief executive officer of
 Getty Images.  "These awards validate Getty Images' relentless pursuit to
 partner with the very best photographers from around the world who share our
 commitment to excellence and our customers' demand for the highest quality
 imagery.  We are delighted to celebrate their success."
     The jury deliberated for more than one week before selecting a color
 photograph by Regan, as the World Press Photo of the Year 2000.  Regan's
 photo, taken for LIFE magazine in March 2000, shows an immigrant family from
 Mexico in their Texas home.  The photograph was also awarded first prize in
 the "Daily Life" category.  Another Liaison contributing photographer, Jan
 Dago from Denmark, was awarded second place in the "People in the News Story"
 category for his photos taken in Sierra Leone on the West Coast of Africa.
     Nine other contributing photographers from Getty Images' brands will be
 recognized for their work at the 58th Annual National Press Photographers
 Association (NPPA) Pictures of the Year awards and ceremony today in
 Washington, D.C.  Getty Images photographers receiving awards include
 Kael Afford, Scott Barbour, Al Bello, Tyler Hicks, Roger LeMoyne, Adam Pretty,
 Ezra Shaw, David Silverman and Jamie Squire.  The NPPA competition recognizes
 excellence in photojournalism by honoring press photographers, editors and the
 institutions.
     Allsport photographers Al Bello and Donald Miralle were recognized as
 leading sports photographers for their work in 2000.  Bello received third
 place in the "National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Contest" for his photo of
 Yankee Jorge Posada sliding into Mets catcher Mike Piazza at home plate in the
 final game of the 2000 World Series.  Miralle won first place in the "Sports
 Shooter Annual Photo Contest" for his photo of Team USA swimmer, three-time
 gold medallist Lenny Krayzelburg, shot directly above the pool.
     "Every day, in magazines, newspapers, film and video, books, business
 publications and advertising, the world is immersed in high quality images
 from Getty Images collections," said Klein.  "These awards continue to
 reinforce the fact that when you combine the world's leading photographers
 with the world's leading expert in marketing and distribution of imagery, good
 things happen."
 
     About Getty Images, Inc.
     Getty Images, Inc. is the leading e-commerce provider of imagery and
 related products and services.  With more than 70 million images and an
 estimated 30,000 hours of film, the company offers the most diverse selection
 of premier visual content through its collections such as Stone, PhotoDisc,
 The Image Bank and Allsport.
     Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Getty Images markets rights to
 images and footage through its web sites and its international network of
 wholly owned offices and agents in more than 50 countries.  The company serves
 the distinctly different needs of a broad range of customers including:
 
     -- Creative professionals in advertising, design agencies, web design and
        corporate marketing
     -- Press and editorial professionals in magazine, newspaper, book and web
        publishing
     -- The business user, or self-publisher, with business communications and
        small-office, home-office (SOHO) needs
 
     For more information on Getty Images and its market-leading collections,
 please visit www.gettyimages.com.
 
     Investor Relations Contact:
 
      Kira Bacon
      Vice President of Investor Relations
      206-268-1745
      kira.bacon@gettyimages.com
 
     Media Contacts:
 
      Kyong Yang
      Public Relations Manager
      206-268-1736
      kyong.yang@gettyimages.com
 
      Jani Baker
      Vice President, MWW/Savitt
      206-689-8505
      jbaker@mww.com
 
 SOURCE  Getty Images, Inc.