Getty Images has curated a collection of images from its archive that ‘encapsulates Australia’s 2019’ – both the ups and downs.
Over the last year, Getty covered more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events around the world. The largest number of events were in entertainment (70,000), followed by sport (50,000) and news (40,000).
The images Getty has provided Inside Imaging, and other publications, covers a range of events such as the sentencing of Cardinal George Pell, environmental crises including the bushfires and mismanagement of the Murray-Darling River, sporting moments in tennis and horse racing, and the closure of the Uluru climb.
Photographers include Cameron Spencer, Clive Mason, Jenny Evans, Lisa Maree Williams, Mark Evans, Mark Metcalfe, Michael Dodge, Ryan Pierse, and Sam Mooy.
‘I’ve been curating the Getty Images year in review image collections for nine years now,’ says Cassie Trotter, Getty Images director of editorial for Asia Pacific. ‘Every December, when I start pulling together these collections, it allows me to really think about the year that has past. An image has the power to sum up a whole cultural movement, an entire news cycle, a story that sometimes words cannot do justice to.
‘To get the opportunity to review the most captivating, emotive and sometimes shocking pictures of the year provides us all with some much-needed reflection time and reminds us of the power an image can have. Working in this business has truly taught me the meaning of the phrase ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words.’
So here’s what Getty has supplied us. Let us know what you think. Do these images encapsulate the top breaking news stories from Australia in the last 12 months?