al bello

Al joined Getty Images in 1993, was Chief Sports Photographer in North America from 2004-2019, and is now a Special Sport Correspondent. He will be covering his 13th Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020. Al’s awards include those from World Press Photo, The Lucie Foundation, National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, The New York Press Photographers Association, and The International Olympic Committee. He was named Sport Photographer of the year by POYI, NPPA, and NYPPA. Al has taught and lectured at The Eddie Adams Workshop, The Creative Live Workshop, The National Press Photographers Association Short Course, Fotofusion Workshop, The Richard Clarkson Workshop, and The World Press Photo Foundation.He lives in Merrick, New York. He enjoys spending every second of his off time with his wonderful wife Debbie of 25 years, his two kids Nicole, and Daniel, and his lovable Beagle Maggie.

Al has been a mentor, grants judge panelist, and Sports Photography Gathering presenter for the DPPF.