Liberation Day in Rwanda | 20 Years since the Rwandan Genocide

Rwanda is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the country’s genocide, when more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered over a 100 day period. Photographer Chip Somodevilla was there in April to cover the anniversary. July 4th marks Liberation Day.

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Gaby Cove, Head of Photo at Condé Nast picks her Top 10 Cannes Fashion Moments over the years including this one:

“Exquisitely pretty, 21-year-old Brigitte Bardot chats with Picasso at his Cannes Studio during the Festival in 1956. Before ‘And God Created Women,’ propelled her to international fame in 1957, she dazzled in the South of France sunshine in a classic 1950’s sprigged poplin dress. Other fascinating pictures in the set show Pablo creating stunning works of art accompanied by Brigitte throughout the afternoon, and we can only hope that he gave her a priceless keepsake during their day together”.

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Standing in the Footprints of WW1 Photographers

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid has created these incredible composites, matching up his recent photos with archival stills from World War One, 100 years ago. We caught up with him this week to find out what it takes to put a project of this scale together on Getty InFocus

Still Going Strong
One Year later, Boston continues to heal.

April 15th marks one year since the Boston Marathon bombings. Lives were forever changed, but even through tragedy, there remains an incredible amount of strength and resilience. We take a look back at the difficult healing process of a city coping with unspeakable loss, while still staying ‘Boston Strong.’
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Today marks the anniversary of Hugo Chavez death

Venezuelans loyal to former President Hugo Chavez prepare to mark one year anniversary of his death on March 5, 2014. The anniversary has been marred by recent protests against the government of Chavez’ chosen successor Nicolas Maduro. With one of the highest inflation rates in the world, Venezuela has been in turmoil for almost three weeks as opposition protests have virtually paralyzed business in much of the country. Photographer John Moore has been there to capture the continued unrest. See his images on GettyInFocus


Join legendary entertainment photographer on GettyInFocus as he looks back at a star studded career photographing some of the world’s biggest music artists including Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and One Direction.


On a shoot with David Cronenberg
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Go behind the scenes on GettyInFocus and watch Contour photographer Nicolas Guérin photograph director David Cronenberg.

Filmed at Cannes Film Festival 2014 where David premiered his movie, ‘Maps to the Stars.’


Thousands of people have fled Iraq’s second city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants.

Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.

Photographer Dan Kitwood has recently spent some time covering life inside these temporary camps set up at Kurdish checkpoint in Kalak as the crisis deepens in Iraq.

See his coverage at GettyInFocus

In Pictures | Looking back at The Soma Mining Disaster on GettyInFocus

On Tuesday 13 May 2014, Turkey witnessed its worst ever mining disaster at Soma Coal Mine.
301 people died when an explosion and fire took place within the coal mine, resulting in demonstrations and mass protests. Turkey called an end to the search and rescue operation on Saturday.

One week on, we take a look back at the tragedy as it unfolded.


Calling all bloggers and tweeters!

Getty Images offers all bloggers the opportunity to select, embed and share multiple images from the Venice Film Festival for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels.

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