This year at SXSW, you can visit the Getty Images House offering visitors the opportunity to refuel and recharge as well as learn about our business.

Photographer Adam Pretty will be there discussing the global language of sport in his talk ‘Local Foreigner’ on Sunday March 9th at 3.30pm.

Hailing from Australia, Adam Pretty has lived and shot in Sydney, Los Angeles, Beijing, Tokyo and now Munich.

With each country offering differences in local language and custom, Pretty communicated with others through a mutual love of sports.

Adam discusses how a passion for sport can transcend cultural and linguistic barriers. He shares his experiences of living, working and covering sport across the four corners of the world.

SXSW offers the opportunity for innovative minds to get together and celebrate the freshest ideas in music, film and interactive technology for one week – March 7th – 16th 2014.

The Getty Images House will open from the 9th-11th March at Palm Door on Sabine, 401 Sabine Street.

Here are some of Adam's favourite images:

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Dimitry Prosvirnin and Dmitry Sorokin of Azerbaijan compete in the Men's 3m Synchro Springboard Diving preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 11: Synchronised divers fly with the pigeons during training before the start of the 2003 World Swimming Championships at Piscina Municipal De Montjuic July 11, 2003 in Barcelona, Spain.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 05: Valentino Rossi of Italy and the Fiat Yamaha team on his way to pole position with a mono at the Motorcycle Grand Prix of China at the Shanghai International Circuit May 5, 2007 in Shanghai, China.

SAPPORO, JAPAN - JANUARY 19: Jan Matura of the Czech Republic flies over Sapporo city on his way to victory during day one of the FIS Men's Ski Jumping World Cup at Okurayama Jump Stadium on January 19, 2013 in Sapporo, Japan.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Competitors warm up ahead of the Synchronized Swimming Team Tech Final during Day Four of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Eric Shanteau of the United States competes in the second semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Breaststroke during Day Thirteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 28, 2011 in Shanghai, China.

SINGAPORE - AUGUST 22: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was rotated from its original perspective.) Thomas Daley of Great Britain competes in the preliminary of the Youth Mens 3m Springboard diving competition on day eight of the Youth Olympics at Toa Patoh Swimming Complex on August 22, 2010 in Singapore.

About Adam Pretty
Adam began his career as a news photographer at The Sydney Morning Herald in 1997 and his desire to specialize in sport photography saw him move to Getty Images in 1998.

Since joining the Getty Images team Adam has photographed five Olympic Games, and covered assignments around the globe for high profile magazines including Sports Illustrated, Life Magazine, Time Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire.
In 2007, in the quest for a new challenge, Adam made the decision to shift from Sports Photography to Advertising. He has always tried to push himself out of his comfort zone by seeking new challenges and experiences in photography.

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