Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Chris McGrath is an Australian born staff photographer with Getty Images, specializing in editorial and commercial assignments.
His career began at a small regional newspaper in Queensland, Australia, where he completed a three-year cadetship and a Diploma of photography.
In 2001, he was recruited by Getty Images, and covered the Asia Pacific region based out of Sydney.
In 2007 Chris relocated to Getty’s New York office and spent the next four years covering news, sports and commercial assignments across the United States and internationally.
In 2011, he was assigned to the Getty Images Singapore office where he covered assignments across South East Asia.
Over the past 13 years he has photographed, four Olympic games, the Paralympics, Commonwealth games, the FIFA World Cup, the Rugby World Cup, the MLB World Series, the Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, US Open Golf, numerous US Open and Australian Open Grand Slams, the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the election of Barack Obama, the earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and most recently the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda.
He has worked on assignment for clients such as Nike, NFL, Coca-Cola, the LPGA, NASCAR, Wilson, Discovery Channel, Time Magazine and the New York Times.
His images are consistently published in premier media publications; Stern, Newsweek, Time, Sports Illustrated, The Independent, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ESPN the magazine, The Guardian, L'Equipe and on daily news and sport websites worldwide.
His work has been recognized with many industry awards including POYi, NPPA, CHIPP, AIPP, The Atlanta Photojournalism contest, PX3, the New York Press Photographers Association and most recently, third place in the 2013 World Press Photo, sports action stories category.
In November 2013, Chris was relocated to the Getty Images’ Tokyo office where he is currently based and covers news, sports and commercial assignments across Asia.