Getty Sweeps Sports BOP Awards

Posted on 3/26/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Getty Images continues to perform strongly at this year’s photojournalism competitions. Getty photographers took all three top honors and an additional honorable mention in the sports photojournalism category of the Best of Photojournalism 2009 and several other top sports-photography prizes. Now in its eight year, the BOP honors still and television photojournalism and is a project of the National Press Photographers Association.

Melbourne, Australia – Sep. 24, 2008: Competitors jump off the blocks in the Heats of the
Women’s 200-meter Freestyle during day five of the Australian Short Course Championships

at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center. © Quinn Rooney/Getty Images AsiaPac

Quinn Rooney of Getty Images AsiaPac has won the title of Sports Photojournalist of the Year. Many of the images in Rooney’s 2009 portfolio were shot during the Beijing Olympics and various Australia-based tournaments, with some breathtaking photographs from less-known events, such as the Asian Beach Games held in October in Bali, Indonesia.

Getty’s Al Bello and Cameron Spencer took home the second and third awards in the same category. Bello also won the top honor in the BOP Olympics feature category. Chris McGrath of Getty Images South America took the third prize for a general sports feature. Getty photographers also won a number of honorable mentions in all sports-related BOP categories.

BOP judging continues through the first week of April.

Copyright © 2009 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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