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Getty Images Photographers Recognized at 2023 World Sports Photography Awards
Aug 10, 2023
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New York – August 10, 2023: Getty Images (NYSE: GETY) , a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, has taken home 15 prizes at the World Sports Photography Awards, including staff photographers, Patrick Smith, who took home gold in the Overall Winners 2023 and Golf categories and Richard Heathcote in the Venues & Views category.
In addition, several Getty Images staff photographers from around the globe were honored across a variety of categories, including:  
  • Bruce Bennett: awarded silver in Ice Hockey. 
  • Shaun Botterill: awarded special merit in Gymnastics. 
  • Steph Chambers: awarded special merit in Ice Hockey. 
  • James Chance: awarded special merit in Boxing. 
  • Sean M. Haffey: awarded special merit in American Football. 
  • Alexander Hassenstein: awarded special merit in Athletics. 
  • Richard Heathcote: awarded gold in Venues & Views; special merit in Aquatic. 
  • Clive Rose: awarded special merit in Aquatic. 
  • Patrick Smith: awarded gold in Overall Winners 2023 and Golf; special merit in Golf. 
  • Cameron Spencer: awarded silver in Winter Sports. 
  • Matthew Stockman: awarded bronze in American Football. 
  • Lintao Zhang: awarded special merit in Winter Sports. 
Paul Gilham, Getty Images Senior Director of Global Sports Photography at Getty Images, said: “We are incredibly proud of our world‑class photographers for being honored at this year’s World Sports Photography Awards. The images they have produced capture the essence of sports and its importance worldwide. This well‑deserved recognition is a testament to our team’s talent, dedication and creativity in documenting and sharing the phenomenal moments of sports that move the world.”
Getty Images has the most comprehensive sports collection available today, covering more than 50,000 events annually, and partnering with many of the most significant sports leagues and governing bodies in the world.

Image credit: Patrick Smith/LIV Golf via Getty Images
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