advisory board

Al Bello

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.

Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen is a long time photo editor currently working at The New York Times.  She was the Founding Creative Director of The Players’ Tribune and former Deputy photo editor at Sports Illustrated. Maureen runs the ‘Women in Sports Photography’ instagram account and has been a producer at The Eddie Adams Workshop. She is also a member of the DPPF Board of Directors.

Steve Fine

Steve 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.

Deanne Fitzmaurice

A Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial and commercial photographer, Deanne is a Nikon Ambassador, represented in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN and other major outlets. She worked as a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle for 18 years and is now represented by National Geographic Image Collection.


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.


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

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

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

Jed is a San Francisco-based freelance photographer whose work has appeared in major publications 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.

Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli

Marguerite is the picture editor for Sports Illustrated, where she focuses on the photography coverage of the NBA and NCAA basketball, and the director of photography for Sports Illustrated Kids and Sports Illustrated on Campus. She has edited for five Olympic Games, 21 NBA finals, and 21 NCAA basketball final fours.


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.


Bedel is an Emmy-nominated producer and award-winning photographer and videographer with more than 30 years experience developing award winning content for The New York Times and other news outlets like ESPN. Bedel has covered 17 Olympic Games as well as Grand Slam Tennis events, Super Bowls, World Cups and other major sporting events.

Ezra Shaw

Getty Images Chief Photographer, Ezra has been a staff photographer for Getty 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.

Jamie Squire

Jamie is a staff photographer for Getty Images who has covered many top international events including Super Bowls, World Series, NBA and Stanley Cup Finals, Golf and Tennis Majors, Kentucky Derbys, World Cup Soccer, and 11 Olympic Games. He often shoots on assignment for editorial clients including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ESPN Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.

Maxx Wolfson

Maxx 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 2021. Through his work with many sports leagues, Maxx possesses a deep institutional knowledge of the industry.