This week @gettyimages photojournalist @markkolbe takes over curation from @kleinyheraldsun. Thanks Kleiny, and over to you Mark!
___________________________________________ "I began my career in 1998 as a picture editor for the Allsport #photographyagency in #Sydney, before it was acquired by #gettyimages— then I became a professional Getty Images photographer in 2009.
I’ve covered a wide range of events internationally including Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cups, Rugby World Cups, Indian Premier League Cricket. I've also covered a range of local sports such as Australian Open tennis, the Ashes cricket, State of Origin rugby league and multiple NRL Grand Finals. Based in Sydney, a majority of my photography from March to September each year is covering rugby league for Getty Images.
As a country boy at heart, I love heading into the out bush to capture the Australian country lifestyle, environment and characters at events like the Deni Ute Muster, Julia Creek Dirt’n’Dust festival and the Cooktown Hog Hunt." — Mark Kolbe
___________________________________________ 'NOVEMBER 16' by @markkolbe of @gettyimages "Australian players run to John Aloisi, as they celebrate victory in the penalty shoot-out during the second leg of the 2006 #fifaworldcupqualifying match at Telstra Stadium November 16, 2005 in Sydney, Australia.
This image was my first ever “BIG” picture that got published. I was working on the desk as the picture editor, but photographed the World Cup qualifying match between #australiaand #uruguayfrom the roof "just in case” position. This picture means a great deal to me, as it was not only my first really big usage but also such an iconic moment in Australian sport as the #Socceroos broke the drought ending their 32-year absence from the World Cup!" — Mark Kolbe
@Socceroos #soccerooshistory #november16 #gettysport