advisory board

Al Bello

Advisory Board Member
2020 Mentor

Al joined Getty Images in 1993, became Chief Sports Photographer in North America in 2004, and is now a Special Sport Correspondent. His awards include those from World Press Photo, The Lucie Foundation, National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, and The International Olympic Committee.

Simon Bruty

Member, Board of Directors
Advisory Board Member
2020 Awards Panel Judge

Simon’s clients include the Internal Olympic Committee, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and Canon. He has also created portraits of some of today’s most memorable athletes. Simon received a Lucie Award in 2016 for achievement in Sport Photography and has also received awards from the World Press Foundation, Pictures of the Year, and the International Olympic Committee.

Steve Fine

Advisory Board Member
2020 Awards Panel Judge

Steve Fine is currently the picture and sports editor at Flipboard, an app that has over 145 million monthly readers in 22 countries. Prior to joining the Silicon Valley startup six years ago, Steve was the Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated for 17 years. Before that, he was deputy picture editor at The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Elsa Garrison

Advisory Board Member
2020 Awards Panel Judge

Elsa is a staff photographer for Getty Images covering sport. She is based in New York City and regularly covers events such as the Super Bowl, the World Series, FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. Elsa began her career in 1996 with the sport photo agency Allsport, and she was the first woman hired as a staff photographer by both Allsport and Getty Images.

Sean Haffey

Advisory Board Member
2020 Mentor

After beginning his photojournalism career with the the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, Sean became a staff photographer for Getty Images in 2015. He has covered Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Sydney, Athens, Bejiing, Rio, Korea, and Sochi, and he has worked in the conflict zones of Northern Ireland, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip.

Harry How

Advisory Board Member

Harry has been a staff photographer with Getty Images since 1997, after having earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has covered numerous Olympic Games, Super Bowls, Masters, British Open, US Open, World Series, Stanley Cup Final, NBA Championship even Elephant Polo in Nepal.

Rebecca Butala How

Advisory Board Member

Rebecca is a freelance picture editor, primarily for the NHL & Getty Images. She spent 16 years on staff with Allsport Photography USA/Getty Images and has provided onsite and immediate distribution of pictures to wire service clients at major global sporting events. Currently, Rebecca leads the onsite editing team for NHL Images.

Jed Jacobsohn

Advisory Board Member
2020 Awards Panel Judge

Jed is a San Francisco-based freelance photographer and visual storyteller whose work has appeared in major publications around the world, including The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Time magazine. Jed’s commercial clients include Nike, Unilever and Apple, and his work has been awarded top prizes in prestigious contests including World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year.

Helen Richardson

Advisory Board Member
2020 Mentor

A staff photojournalist for the Denver Post, Helen covers sports, breaking news, and specializes in wildfire coverage. She has covered multiple Olympic Games, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 2004-05 tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand; the death of Pope John Paul II in Rome; and the effects of AIDS and lack of water in African nations.

Ezra Shaw

Advisory Board Member
Member, Board of Directors

Ezra has been a staff photographer since 1998, and his assignments have included Winter and Summer Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, World Series, World Cup, and the Tour de France. He has won awards in the World Press Photo, NPPA Pictures of the Year, World Photography Awards, and Pictures of the Year International photo competitions.

Maxx Wolfson

Advisory Board Member
2020 Awards Panel Judge

Maxx Wolfson is Getty Images’ Director of Photography for the Americas. His career at Getty has taken him to major events all over the world. He recently led the Getty Images team at his 13th Super Bowl and will play a leading role at his seventh Olympic games in July 2020. Through his work with many sports leagues, Maxx possesses a deep institutional knowledge of the industry.