Ryan Pierse is an award-winning Australian photographer. He joined Getty Images as a staff photographer in 2004, based in Melbourne. In 2006, Ryan transferred to the Getty Images London office and returned in late 2009 to the Sydney office.

Most recently, Ryan was awarded first place for Portfolio of the Year 2012, Getty Images APAC, and second place in the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards (Sport).
He has been exclusively selected to shoot assignments for NIKE Global, IOC (International Olympic Committee), FIFA, Laureus World Sport Awards, HBO, UEFA and Adidas Europe, and his work has been published in many of the world's leading international newspapers and magazines.

He has covered a number of major international sporting events including:

• Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 and London 2012
• FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010
• UEFA European Football Championships Austria and Switzerland 2008
• UEFA Champions League Finals
• Wimbledon, French Open and Australian Open Tennis
• Formula 1 Grand Prix
• Rugby World Cup Australia 2003 & New Zealand 2011
• Asian Games Doha 2006
• Asian Beach Games Oman 2010 and China 2012
• Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006

• 1st Place, Portfolio of the Year, Getty Images APAC (2012)
• 2nd Place, Sport, Sony World Photography Awards (2012)
• 2nd Place, Sport, Australian Sports Commission Media Awards (2012)
• 2nd Place, Sport Action, China International Press Photo (CHIPP) Awards (2012)
• Nikon Walkley Awards, Finalist, Sports Photography (2011)
• Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards, Highest Scoring Print award for Australian Press Photography (2009/10)
• Highly Commended, Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Sports Action (2008)
• 3rd Place, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Best Action Picture (2007)
• Highly Commended, "The Press Photographers Year" (PPY), Sports Action Picture (2007)
• 3rd Place, World Press Photo, Sports Action Singles (2006)
• Highly Commended, Pictures of the Year International, Olympic Feature Singles (2006)
• Highly Commended, United Kingdom Sports Journalist Association, Sports Portfolio (2006)
• 1st Place, Australian Football League (AFL) Best Action Photograph (2005)

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