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Getty Images’ Photographers Recognized at 2024 NPPA Best of Photojournalism Competition
Mar 12, 2024
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New York – March 12, 2024: Getty Images (NYSE: GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, celebrates the outstanding success of its photographers for this year’s National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism competition. Getty Images’ staff photographers received seven awards in total across news and sports categories, including Sports Photojournalist of the Year.
The 2024 winners include: 
Patrick Smith took first place in the Sports Photojournalist of the Year and Sports Action categories for his incredible work capturing best‑in‑class sporting moments across a variety of sports and world championships throughout the year. This includes Wimbledon, the World Athletic Championships, the Preakness Stakes, WBA World Lightweight Championship, regular season NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB games and many more. This will be the third time Patrick has received this accolade from NPPA throughout his career.

Mario Tama took second place in the Science category for his work documenting treacherous floodwaters from the reemerging Tulare Lake, in California’s Central Valley, near Corcoran, California. His winning work impactfully showcases the realities of climate events on people and places in the United States.

Adam Pretty took second place in the Sports Action and third place in the Sports Picture Story categories for his artistic and dynamic work covering the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, specifically capturing athletes in various competitions with underwater, remote and handheld cameras.
John Moore took third place in the Breaking News Story and honorable mention in the Breaking News categories for his tremendous work documenting the US‑Mexico border crisis and the influx of immigrants seeking asylum into the United States, specifically capturing the harsh realities that migrants face throughout their journeys.
Getty Images Global Head of Editorial Ken Mainardis said, “Getty Images is incredibly proud of Patrick, Mario, Adam and John for their work over the last 12 months, shining a light on some of the most critical issues of our time, as well as the dynamic beauty of sports. These well‑deserved accolades are a testament to their hard work, skill and expertise in capturing moments that move the world. For nearly 30 years, Getty Images has been dedicated to documenting and sharing pivotal and phenomenal moments across news and sports to our global customer base as a trusted source in the industry, and this recognition by NPPA is an immense honor for these huge photographic talents.” 
To see the award‑winning coverage by Patrick, Mario, Adam and John as well as other finalists, go to:

Image credit above: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
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