Getty Images, a world leader in visual communication, today announces it will be capturing the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games with an elite roster of award-winning specialist sports photographers.
Getty Images will deploy over 80 sports photographers, photo editors and support staff, using innovative technology to capture every angle from each of the 102 Winter Olympic sports. The expert photography team will upload more than 2,000 images per day to gettyimages.com.
Getty Images will be leveraging approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) of state-of-the-art fiber optic network that will connect the key photo positions from inside all Olympic venues directly back to the Getty Images office in the Main Press Center. This technology enables a picture to be transferred from the field of play to consumers in under a minute.
In addition to capturing spherical imagery from key moments, all Getty Images photographers will be equipped with 360-degree cameras, transporting viewers into the heart of the Olympic action. Getty Images will also use robotic cameras to capture stunning angles of the indoor Winter sports, like ice and speed skating.
“The Winter Olympics is an incredible opportunity for our team to display Getty Images’ photographic excellence and capture the beauty of this world-class sporting event. Through years of experience, Getty Images specialist sports photographers have an original perspective that will ensure they capture the best and most unique Olympic moments as they happen,” said Ken Mainardis, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Getty Images.
Getty Images has covered 13 Summer Olympic Games and 12 Winter Olympic Games since 1968 as Allsport and subsequently Getty Images. Getty Images will return in March to capture highlights during the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
As a complement to the live editorial coverage of the Winter Games, Getty Images has one of the world’s largest collections of archival Olympic imagery at its Hulton Archive, dating back to the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens.