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Getty Images Celebrates Sports Photographers Triumph at Prestigious Sven-Simon-Preis Awards
Feb 5, 2024
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Munich – February 5, 2024: Getty Images (NYSE: GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, celebrates the success of its sports photographers at Germany’s prestigious 2023 Sven‑Simon‑Preis.

Alexander Hassenstein took home the “Sports Photo of the Year” prize for his “Sunny Shiffrin” image of American ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin competing in the giant slalom in Solden, marking the sixth consecutive year that a Getty Images photographer has won the award. Adam Pretty was awarded second place for his “Synchronized Perfection” image at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.  

Now in its 25th year, the Sven‑Simon‑Preis is one of Germany’s most prestigious sports photography awards held by leading national newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The prize is named after Sven Simon (born Axel Springer Jr), a photojournalist and former editor‑in‑chief of Welt.

Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Editorial Content at Getty Images, comments: “We are incredibly proud of Alexander and Adam for being honored at this year’s Sven‑Simon‑Preis. This recognition is a testament to their talent, dedication and creativity in bringing audiences stunning visuals of sports we have never seen before.

Getty Images has the most comprehensive collection of sports imagery and video available today. Covering more than 50,000 events annually, Getty Images partners with many of the most significant sports leagues and governing bodies in the world including the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and Formula 1.

Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein
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