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Getty Images wins quartet of prizes at SJA awards

Alex Pantling, Getty Images (R) is presented with the Young sports photographer award by Sir Hugh Robertson (L) during the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2019 at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on February 24, 2020 in London, England. (Luke Walker/Getty Images)

International visual communications company Getty Images has won four prizes at the British Sports Journalism Awards, the annual awards ceremony organised by the Sports Journalists’ Association.

Getty Images photographer Richard Heathcote won the Ed Lacey Sports Photographer of the Year award as well as the Canon Sports Portfolio of the year award.

Elsewhere, Getty Images photographer Alex Pantling was named Young Photographer of the of the Year.

The quartet of victories enjoyed by Getty Images, the photographic supplier to SportBusiness, was rounded off by the Specialist Sport Portfolio of the Year being won by photographer Justin Setterfield for his portfolio of cycling images. Getty Images photographer Alex Davidson was highly commended in that same category for his portfolio of cricket images.

Paul Gilham, senior director of editorial photography at Getty Images, said: “We are incredibly proud of our team of outstanding photographers. For 25 years we have been dedicated to documenting and sharing the phenomenal moments of sports – be it triumphs, heartbreaks or moments of sporting perfection – and we look forward to capturing the beauty of sports for many more years to come.”