Posts Tagged ‘Getty Images’

Getty Images launches Virtual Reality Group for VR/360 content

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Getty Images is deepening its commitment to immersive content with new virtual reality business to make available high quality VR and 360 content.

“With the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group, we are embedding VR content technologies into the core of our business and ensuring that, as use of VR continues to grow, its users are further enhancing their experience with access to the world’s best imagery,” said Dawn Airey, Chief Executive Officer of Getty Images. Photo credit: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images.

“With the launch of the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group, we are embedding VR content technologies into the core of our business and ensuring that, as use of VR continues to grow, its users are further enhancing their experience with access to the world’s best imagery,” said Dawn Airey, Chief Executive Officer of Getty Images. Photo credit: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images.

Getty Images Virtual Reality Group is a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality (VR) content.

“The technology is still in its infancy – as are the business models addressing how to use it – but we can expect to see VR become a leading tool for visual storytelling. It is anticipated that over 14 million consoles will sell this year alone (TrendForce), and we are only on the cusp of what will be a tectonic plate shift in VR,” said Dawn Airey, Chief Executive Officer of Getty Images.

The Getty Images Virtual Reality Group brings photographic and video technology together with Getty Images’ 21 years of experience in visual storytelling, to offer content for existing and future VR platforms.

The Group provides an offering of over 12,000 premium 360 images with new content added daily, as well as high res gigapixel content from key events and venues.

High quality VR production is also being offered through Getty Images Assignments.

Adapting to new image technologies, Getty images began building its collection of 360 and gigapixel imagery four years ago, pioneering the use of these techniques in its role as the Official Photographic Agency for the International Olympic Committee at the 2012 London Olympics.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 10

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The tenth most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Daniel Berehulak of the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Residents look on as a man lays dead in a busy street on September 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo taken by Daniel Berehulak.

Residents look on as a man lays dead in a busy street on September 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo taken by Daniel Berehulak.

According to locals, the man in the photo passed away three days earlier.

The family had been calling to have his body removed but no burial team came to dispose of the body.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 9

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The ninth most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Tom Stoddart of the Asian tsunami 10 years ago.

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the coastline around the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 2004 was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Photo taken by Tom Stoddart.

The earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the coastline around the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 2004 was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Photo taken by Tom Stoddart.

Such was the magnitude of the disaster that both the human and environmental impacts are still being felt over a decade later.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 8

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The eighth most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Harry Borden of deceased actor and comedian Robin Williams.

Actor Robin Williams is photographed for The Observer Magazine on February 27, 1999 in London, England. Photo taken by Harry Borden.

Actor Robin Williams is photographed for The Observer Magazine on February 27, 1999 in London, England. Photo taken by Harry Borden.

Robin McLaurin Williams was a celebrated American actor and comedian who was born in 1951 and committed suicide at his home on 11 August, 2014 at the age of 63

Starting out as a stand-up comedian, Robin Williams rose to fame as Mork in the Mork & Mindy TV series, and went on to star in many widely acclaimed movies.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 7

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

The seventh most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by John Moore amidst Liberia’s battle against a spreading Ebola epidemic.

Umu Fambulle stands over her husband Ibrahim after he staggered and fell, knocking him unconscious in an Ebola ward on August 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo taken by John Moore.

Umu Fambulle stands over her husband Ibrahim after he staggered and fell, knocking him unconscious in an Ebola ward on August 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo taken by John Moore.

People suspected of contracting the Ebola virus were being sent by Liberian health workers to the center, a closed primary school originally built by USAID.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 6

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The sixth most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Alexander Koerner in the midst of escalating violence as protests in Kiev, Ukraine, continued.

Fires burn as anti-government protesters clash with police on February 18, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo taken by Alexander Koerner.

Fires burn as anti-government protesters clash with police on February 18, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo taken by Alexander Koerner.

At the time the photo was taken, violent clashes had once again erupted in the city of Kiev during anti-government protests with reports at the time claiming 18 deaths, including two policemen.

* Photo and text from Getty Images.

POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 5

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The fifth most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Scott Olson in the Missouri town of Ferguson following the police shooting of an 18-yr-old man.

Police force protesters from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo taken by Scott Olson.

Police force protesters from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo taken by Scott Olson.

Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets as outraged residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 4

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The fourth most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Gokhan Sahin of an explosion rocking the Syrian city of Kobane during a reported suicide car bomb attack by the militants of Islamic State (ISIS) group on a People’s Protection Unit (YPG) position in the city center of Kobani.

Gokhan Sahin took this photo from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border on October 20, 2014 in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Photo taken by Gokhan Sahin.

Gokhan Sahin took this photo from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border on October 20, 2014 in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Photo taken by Gokhan Sahin.

The theme of this photo is Syrian Kurds’ battle with the IS to retain control of Kobani.

According to Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey would reportedly allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian city of Kobane.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 3

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The third most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is a photo by Pierre Crom at the crash site of Air Malaysia passenger jet in Eastern Ukraine.

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smouldering in a field July 17, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine near the Russian border. Photo taken by Pierre Crom.

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smouldering in a field July 17, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine near the Russian border. Photo taken by Pierre Crom.

Flight 17, on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and carrying 295 passengers and crew, is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile, according to U.S. intelligence officials and Ukrainian authorities quoted in published reports.

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POTD: Getty Images – Most Moving Images of 2014 number 2

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The second most moving image of 2014 on Getty Images – as voted by the global public – is another heart rending photo by award-winning Getty Images photographer John Moore.

In this tragic photo, a woman crawls towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her for cremation on October 10, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo taken by John Moore

In this tragic photo, a woman crawls towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her for cremation on October 10, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo taken by John Moore

The sister had died outside her home earlier in the morning while trying to walk to a treatment center, according to her relatives.

The burial of loved ones is important in Liberian culture, making the removal of infected bodies for cremation all the more traumatic for surviving family members.

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