Getty Images Raises its Presence at Spikes Asia 2011

Getty Images to partner with The Brand Union in support of the inaugural SpikesAlso photography competition

SINGAPORE, 10 August, 2011 – Getty Images will once again partner with The Brand Union to support the inaugural SpikesAlso event at the Spikes Asia festival, which runs from 18 – 20 September, 2011. SpikesAlso is a new project that will showcase the personal artistic talent of the creative community across the Asia Pacific.

The SpikesAlso event follows the success of Getty Images’ involvement at the Cannes Lions Festival in June 2011, where Getty Images partnered with The Brand Union to bring CannesAlso, a unique exhibition of photography by creatives, to life.  Entries were judged by world-famous photographer Rankin, and exhibited in the form of a giant book installation.

Similarly, SpikesAlso takes the form of a photography competition, with entries to be exhibited during the Spikes Asia festival. The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers across Asia Pacific, with the aim of highlighting the region’s creative talent through the compelling medium of photography.

Entitled Look Twice, the SpikesAlso theme celebrates the rediscovery of everyday life as an art form.

The competition will be judged by renownedSingaporephotographer John Clang, whose work is influenced by the concept of finding inspiration in the world around.

“An image that inspires is one that brings us face to face with our own existence. It pulls the stranger standing next to us into the intimate radius of our life… It connects,” comments competition judge and curator, John Clang.

Getty Images is pleased to offer the top entrants the chance to become a Getty Images contributor.

Entrants will also be given the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a member of the Getty Images creative team, who will be at the SpikesAlso exhibition space, conducting portfolio reviews and offering advice to aspiring photographers and photography enthusiasts.

Stuart Hannagan, Director of Photography Asia Pacific at Getty Images, said: “It is immensely rewarding to recognize and help foster talent within the creative community and the opportunity to do so as part of the region’s oldest and most prestigious creative festival is hugely exciting. SpikesAlso is a fantastic platform to unearth and showcase the impressive depth and range of photographic talent that exists within the Asia Pacific.”

Stuart Hannagan continues: “Alongside SpikesAlso’s lead sponsor, The Brand Union, we are really looking forward to seeing the variety of entries submitted on display during the festival – and being inspired, of course, to “look twice”.”

The competition is open for entry from today through until 5 September, 2011. Entry is free and entrants are invited to submit up to three examples of their personal photography. For more information, specifications and how to enter, visit www.spikes.asia/also.

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About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music.  Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content.  Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites.  Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

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