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Adam Pretty, Australia

2022 Sony World Photography Awards - 2nd Place, Sport, Professional Competition

2013 Sony World Photography Awards - Winner, Sport, Professional Competition


Adam began his career as a news photographer at The Sydney Morning Herald in 1997 and his desire to specialise in sport photography saw him move to Getty Images in 1998. Since joining the Getty Images team, Adam has been based in Sydney, Los Angeles, Beijing, Tokyo and currently lives in Munich. Adam has photographed nine Olympic Games, and covered assignments around the globe for magazines including Time Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, Life Magazine, Bild and Marie Claire. Adam's pre-eminence in the field of sport action and sports reportage photography has been recognised widely throughout the photographic world. He has been awarded a number of major internat ional awards, and in 2010 and 2017 was part of the World Press Photo competition jury in Amsterdam. Always seeking new challenges and experiences in photography, in 2007 Adam decided to broaden his expertise and began shooting advertising projects alongside his sports work, and has just started directing (and filming) video projects in 2021. Through both his advertising and sports photography as well as his videography, Adam constantly challenges people’s perceptions with creativity and fresh ideas capturing familiar subjects in unique ways.


World Press Photo

1st Place Sports Single 2021

2nd Place Sports Story 2012

1st Place Sports Story 2011

1st Place Sports Feature 2005

2nd Place Sports Story 2006

2nd Place Sports Story 2004

1st Place Sports Story 2000

Istanbul Photo Awards

3rd Place Sports Action 2021

1st Place Sports Story 2020

2nd Place Sports Story 2020

3rd Place Sports 2018

1st Place Sports 2017

AIPS International Sports Media Awards

1st Place Sports Story 2020

1st Place Sports Portfolio 2018

2nd Place Sports Portfolio 2019

VDS Sportfoto des Jahres

1st Place Sports Picture 2021

3rd Place Football Picture 2021

Silver: Portfolio/Sportreportage 2019

Tokyo International Photo Awards

Gold: Sports story/series 2017 - Waterpolo Warriors

Sony World Photography Awards

1st Place Professional Sports 2013

Sven Simon Prize

2nd Place 2021

1st Place 2014

2nd Place 2017

1st Place 2020

Communication Arts

2010 Photography 1st Place – Book category

Pictures of the Year International

Finalist: Sports Photographer of the Year 2019

1st Place Sports Picture Story 2011

2nd Place Sports Action 2011

1st Place Sports Portfolio 2010

1st Place Olympics Sports Picture 2004

1st Place Sports Portfolio 2000

1st Place Sports Magazine Action Picture 1999

1st Place Sports Portfolio 1999

2nd Place Sports Magazine Feature 1999

1st Place Sports Portfolio 1998

Canon AIPP

2012 Australian International Photographer of the Year

2012 AIPP Australian Sport Photographer of the Year

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2012

1st Place Open Category 2012

NPPA Best of Photojournalism

1st Place 2012 Sports Picture Story

2nd Place 2010 Enterprise Picture

1st Place 2006 Sports Picture Story

3rd Place 2006 Sports Photojournalist of the Year

2nd Place 2005 Sports Portfolio

3rd Place 2005 Olympics Picture

PDN Photo District News

1st Place Sports Series 2011

SSF World Sports Photo Contest

Special Photographers Award 2004

2004 Concours du Photographe de l’Annee

1st Place Sports Picture 2000.

Walkley Awards

1st Place Sports Photography 2011

1st Place Press Photographer of the Year 2004

1st Place Photo Essay 2004

1st Place Sports Photography 2003

1st Place News Picture 1998


Nikon Australian Press Photographer of the Year 1999

Nikon Australian Sports Photographer of the Year 2011

IOC Best of Sport

2nd Place Colour 1997


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