Bio:
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.

Awards:
2014 NPPA - Sports Photographer of the Year 2nd Place
2013 NYPPA Photo Contest – First Prize – Sports Action, Sports Feature and Sports Picture Story
2013 World Press Photo – Third Prize – Sports Action
2013 POY International Award of Excellence – Sports Photographer of the Year
2012 China International Press Photo - Gold Prize - Sports
2012 POY International - Directors Choice - Olympic Action
2011 - New York Press Photographers Association - First Place - Sports Feature
2011 - National Press Photographers Association - Second Place-Sports Photographer of the Year
2011 - POY International - Award of Excellence - Sports Photographer of the Year
2010 - FINA Photo Competition - First Place
2010 - China International Press Photo - Silver Prize - Sports
2010 - China International Press Photo - Bronze Prize - Sports Picture Story
2009 Photo District News-Winner-Sports Photojournalism Category
2009 New York Press Photographers Association -First Place- Sports Action
2009 Getty Images North America Sports Photographer of the Year
2009 China International Press Photo - Third Place Portrait
2008 National Press Photographers Association - First Place Olympic Feature Picture
2008 National Press Photographers Association - Second Place Sports Portfolio of the Year
2008 National Press Photographers Association - Honorable Mention Olympic Action
2008 Sports Shooter Contest - First Place Sports Action
2008 POY International – Second Place Sports Portfolio of the Year
2008 POY International – Third Place – Olympic Feature
2008 New York Press Photographers Association – First Place – Sports Feature Picture
2006 National Press Photographers Association - Third Place Sports Portfolio of the Year
2006 National Press Photographers Association – First Place Sports Picture Story
2006 POY International – First Place Multimedia Sports Picture Story
2006 Getty Images North America – First Place Feature Story of the Year
2006 Boxing Writers Association of America – First Place Feature Picture
2006 China International Press Photo– Honorable Mention Sports Picture Story
2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest – Honorable Mention Feature Picture
2006 New York Press Photographers Association – Exhibit Award Sports Feature, Exhibit Award- Pictoral Honorable Mention – Sports Picture Story
2005 New York Press Photographers Association – Honorable Mention Portrait; AE for Sports Action
2005 Pictures of the Year International – Award of Excellence Sports Action
2005 Getty Images North America – First Place Sports Feature Story of the Year
2005 Boxing Writers Association of America - Second Place Sports Feature
2004 World Press Photo – Third Prize Stories – Sports Action
2004 Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Contest – First Place All Star Game and Post Season
2004 Getty Images North America – First Place Sports Portfolio of the Year
2004 New York Press Photographers Association – First Place Sports Feature
2004 National Press Photographers Association – Second Place Individual Sports Action
2004 Sports Shooter Contest – Second Place Olympics
2003 World Press Photo – Second Place – Sports Action
2003 National Press Photographers Association - Second Place – Individual Sports Action
2003 Boxing Writers Association of America – First Place Action, Second Place Feature
2003 New York Press Photographers Association – First Place Sports Action
2003 Sportshooter Contest - Second Place-Sports Action
2002 New York Press Photographers Association – First Place Sports Action
2000 POY International – Magazine Division – Second Place – Sports Feature
1999 New York Press Photographers Association – First Place – Sports Feature
1998 Allsport Photographer of the Year
1997 POY International – Magazine Division – Third Place – Sports Action
1997 International Olympic Committee – Third Place – Sports Featureional Press Photo - Gold Prize - Sports

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