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Rocket to the Moon


Global Assignments


Adam began his career as a news photographer at The Sydney Morning Herald in 1997 and his desire to specialise in sport photography saw him move to Getty Images in 1998. Since joining the Getty Images team, Adam has been based in Los Angeles, Sydney, Beijing, Tokyo and Munich where he continues to work today. Adam has photographed seven Olympic Games, and covered assignments around the globe for high profile magazines including Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Life Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire.

Adam's pre-eminence in the field of sport action photography has been recognised widely throughout the photographic world. He has been awarded a number of major international awards, and in 2010 was part of the World Press Photo competition jury in Amsterdam.

Always seeking new challenges and experiences in photography, in 2007 Adam decided to broaden his expertise and began shooting advertising projects alongside his sports editorial work.  Through both his sports and advertising photography, Adam constantly challenges people’s perceptions with fresh ideas – an element of his job that he particularly enjoys.

Advertising clients include: Adidas, Nike, New Balance, L'Oreal, BMW, Philips, General Motors, Coke and Sprite.


All images copyright Adam Pretty and Getty Images





World Press Photo  

2nd Place Sports Story 2012

1st Place Sports Story 2011

1st Place Sports Feature 2005 

2nd Place Sports Story 2006

2nd Place Sports Story 2004 

1st Place Sports Story 2000

Sony World Photography Awards

1st Place Sports 2013

Canon AIPP

2012 Australian/International Photographer of the Year

2012 AIPP Australian Sport Photographer of the Year

Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2012

1st Place Open Category 2012

Communication Arts

2010 Photography 1st Place – Book category

Pictures of the Year International

1st  Place Sports Picture Story 2011

2nd Place  Sports Action 2011

 1st Place Sports Portfolio 2010

1st  Place Olympics Sports Picture 2004 

1st  Place Sports Portfolio 2000 

1st  Place Sports Magazine Action Picture 1999 

1st  Place Sports Portfolio 1999

2nd Place Sports Magazine Feature 1999

1st  Place Sports Portfolio 1998

NPPA Best of Photojournalism

2nd Place 2010 Enterprise Picture

1st Place 2006 Sports Picture Story

3rd Place 2006 Sports Photojournalist of the Year

2nd Place 2005 Sports Portfolio

3rd Place 2005 Olympics Picture 

PDN Photo District News

1st Place Sports Series Photo Annual 2011 

Moscow International Photo Awards

3rd Place 2014 Sports Photography

SSF World Sports Photo Contest

Special Photographers Award 2004

2004 Concours du Photographe de l’Annee

1st Place Sports Picture 2000.

Walkley Awards

1st Place Sports Photography 2011

Press Photographer of the Year 2004

1st Place Photo Essay 2004 

1st Place Sports Photography 2003

1st Place News Picture 1998


Nikon Australian Press Photographer of the Year 1999

Nikon Australian Sports Photographer of the Year 2011

IOC Best of Sport

2nd Place Colour 1997