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Getty Images Photographers Lauded at SJA British Sports Journalism Awards
Mar 27, 2024
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London – 27 March 2024: Getty Images (NYSE:GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, celebrates the success of its photographers at the prestigious SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2023, the oldest awards in Britain recognising excellence in the field of sports journalism.  

Justin Setterfield took home the Ed Lacey Trophy for SJA Sports Photographer of the Year, marking the fifth time in six years that a Getty Images photographer has been awarded this honour, as well as first place in the Football Portfolio. Clive Brunskill won the Phil Sheldon Trophy for Specialist Portfolio for his extensive Tennis coverage, and Ryan Pierse claimed the Sports Picture of the Year award for his stunning underwater surfing image at the Paris 2024 Olympics test event.

Getty Images’ photographers were recognised across multiple categories including:
  • Justin Setterfield – Winner, Sports Photographer of the Year (Ed Lacey Trophy) and Football Portfolio
  • Clive Brunskill – Winner, Specialist Portfolio (Phil Sheldon Trophy)
  • Ryan Pierse – Winner, Sports Picture
  • Clive Mason – Silver, Canon Portfolio and Bronze, Specialist Portfolio (Phil Sheldon Trophy)
  • Alex Pantling – Silver, Football Portfolio
  • Gareth Copley – Silver, News Picture
  • Alex Livesey – Silver, Sports Picture
  • Cameron Smith – Silver, Young Photographer
Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Editorial Content at Getty Images, comments: “We are incredibly proud to celebrate the outstanding achievements and talent of our photographers at this year’s SJA British Sports Journalism Awards. Our team is constantly striving for photographic excellence and these honours recognise that expertise as being industry leading.”

Getty Images is an industry leader in sports content and services, home to the largest and most comprehensive sports collection available today, covering more than 50,000 events annually through its expert sports photography team and prestigious content partners.  It is also a trusted partner to 125 of the world’s leading sports governing bodies, leagues, and clubs, as the official photographer or photographic partner to organizations including FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, Formula 1, Major League Baseball, UEFA, NASCAR, NBA, and the PGA Tour.

Image credit: Justin Setterfield