Christopher Furlong is Chief News Photographer in the United Kingdom and has worked at Getty Images for ten years. After a career in the armed forces Chris studied in advertising and commercial photography but was soon drawn to the immediacy of photojournalism, news and location photography where his talent flourished. He relishes the challenge of capturing the variety of life and people in an unobtrusive style.
His work with Getty Images has varied from outlandish and eccentric festivities in middle England to the deserts of Africa, war in the volatile Middle East, the marriages of British and Asian royalty and the funerals of Pope John Paul II and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and many global news events.
In his career he has worked for many of the leading international news agencies and newspapers covering every facet of news, documentary and sports photography and has been honoured with over 40 national and international awards.
When not taking photographs for Getty Images, Chris likes to spend as much time with his family as possible and watching his two young boys grow.
His work continues to appear globally in periodicals such as National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, The New York Times , The Times, l’Espresso, Le Figaro, The Guardian, Stern and many more of the world’s leading printed and online publications.