London-Olios were invited to attend the press preview of this retrospective exhibition, showcasing more than 80 images that defined the news last year. It was a very popular event and I think we will have to go back to get a second look at the photographs.
Getty Images Senior Creative Director and curator of the exhibition, Anthony Holland Parkin says: “2015 was a monumental year for global news and the world was moved by imagery captured of events and issues that occurred across the year – from the Charlie Hebdo attacks, to the migrant crisis in Europe, this retrospective provides the perfect opportunity to look back on 2015 and the moments that defined it. We are honoured to be able to share this unprecedented curation with the public.”
Getty Images have once again selected photographs of the most moving and shocking, the most poignant and thought provoking, the most exciting, thrilling and joyful moments of last year. From the refugee crisis to the terrorist attacks in Paris and Tunisia, natural disasters like the earthquake in Nepal to the race riots in the US and many more events that made the news. Important sports events like the European Games, Super Bowl and Cricket World Cup are covered just like those from the world of entertainment, from pop concerts to the Grammy and Academy Awards. Also included in the exhibition are archive photographs to commemorate, amongst others, the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, as well as photos of those people who sadly left us last year, like Leonard Nimoy, BB King and Cilla Black.
The exhibition at Getty Images Gallery, just a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus, runs from 22nd January – 20th February 2016, and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 10.00h to 17.30h and on Saturdays from 12.00h to 17.30h. Entrance is free.
Getty Images Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street
London W1W 8DX
If you are unable to go, you can view all the images on their website.
How cool is that?
Getty Images brings together the work of photojournalists from all corners of the globe, providing coverage of world events 24/7. It is the world’s leading visual media company and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015.
Getty Images Gallery not only host exhibitions and other events but also provides a printing and framing service of their photos. So the image you admire on their walls could be hanging in your living room soon.