Our photographers care deeply about their craft and work with great passion to capture moments that make people stop and think.

From behind the camera this can be incredibly challenging, highly emotional, stressful, thought provoking and exhilarating all at once.

Whilst many hundreds or even thousands of images may be shot at an event, the art of telling a whole story through just one to two outstanding images takes incredible professionalism and skill.

What stands out in this body of work is the incredible quality of photography across all genres of editorial and it shows that whether in a war torn zone, on a sports field or walking the red carpet - high quality photography is amazing to view and a precious commodity.#

This is a small selection of from the best of 2013. If you would like to follow the full selection as it unfolds, bookmark the Year in Focus landing page.

Editors Note: Stuart Hannagan is the Vice President, Editorial Imagery, Asia Pacific, Getty Images

About Stuart Hannagan

Hannagan began his career in 1982 as a staff photographer for News Ltd.

From 1987-1993 Hannagan worked for the Melbourne AGE as a Sports Photographer, later taking a different position as Picture Editor with the same company from 1993-1999.

Since 1999, he has been on board with Getty Images as Vice President, Australasia & Director of Photography for the Asia Pacific region.

Hannagan specializes in sports photography and has covered many sporting events including over five Olympic Games, Wimbledon, the World Athletics for three years, and the Cricket World Cup in Australia. Aside from sports photography, Hannagan has also taken local, political, and international news including Pope’s tours, Australian Federal Elections, and the Australian bushfires.

Hannagan has received top recognition for his work, which includes winning AFL Photographer of the Year title 5 times; winner of the World Press Photo of the Year in 1985; Australian PGA’s Golf Picture of the year; Kodak sports Photo of the year twice; and the Adidas Sports Photo of the Year in 1990.

Hannagan currently resides in his hometown of Sydney, Australia.

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