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Photographer Al Bello will be discussing the defining moments of his career. 

Al Bello is Chief Sports Photographer in North America and has covered major sporting events including Super Bowls, World Series and Olympic Games.

What matters to Al is innovation and this is evident in his photography. He has captured sporting moments from the touchline, above the action, underwater, using robotics and sometimes even his camera phone.

Al is always searching for a way to do something new, exploring angles and experimenting with techniques. This determination combined with an understanding of sport produces powerful stories. Al shares the moments that have defined him and his craft, and the sports and stars he has immortalized through award-winning photography.


Here are some of Al's favorite images:

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: A rider practices during training for Ski Slopestyle at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY 13: Aisen Chen and Huo Liang of China dive during the Synchronized Men 10m Platform Final at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center on Day 4 of the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix on May 13, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: (EDITOR'S NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white.) Christina Loukas of the United States competes in the Women's 3m Springboard Diving Semifinal on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 24: Luiz Araujo of Brazil competes in the men's decathlon high jump during Day 10 of the XVI Pan American Games at Telcel Athletics Stadium on October 24, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scores a touchdown after running back an interception for 100 yards in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

BEIJING - AUGUST 22: (L to R) Evgeniya Polyakova, Yulia Gushchina, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya and Aleksandra Fedoriva of Russia celebrate after their victory in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final at the National Stadium on Day 14 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 in Beijing, China.

BEIJING - AUGUST 21: Victor Covalenco of Moldova competes in the Men's Decathlon Long Jump Final held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 06: Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches the go ahead touchdown against Ryan Mundy #21 of the New York Giants in the fouth Quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 6, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. 

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand during his men's singles fourth round match against Marcel Granollers of Spain on Day Nine of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: Russell Henshaw of Australia falls while competing in the Freestyle Skiing Men's Ski Slopestyle Finals during day six of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

About Al Bello

Al Bello graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989. In March of 1990 Al worked as Darkroom Manager for The Ring boxing magazine. Al soon found his way by photographing boxing on a weekend basis while processing, and printing film during the week. In 1993 Al landed a position as a junior photographer at Allsport which is now a part of Getty images.

Since Joining Getty, Al has become Chief Sports Photographer in North America on a very talented staff. He is assigned to cover sporting events and people in sport worldwide. He has just covered his tenth Olympic Games in Sochi.


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