From Brexit to the Rio Olympic Games, the local Australian elections to the unfolding refugee crisis, 2016 saw the Getty Images’ editorial team of award-winning photographers provide coverage of all the biggest events to hit the world this year.
The Getty Images Year in Focus 2016 collection curates the year that was in stunning photographs, including the defining moments that encapsulate the global news agenda and events of 2016.
The images captured by Getty Images photographers are designed to connect people to the world through the power of pictures, from political chaos and war-torn zones, to the moments the world celebrated, from the Oscars and Fashion Week to Usain Bolt’s winning shot.
Partnering up with Twitter, Getty shared these images at an event at Twitter HQ in Sydney last night. The event showcased the biggest tweets of 2016, from major surprises in global politics and tragedies, to the deaths of great talents to major issues like #BlackLivesMatter and #LetThemStay.
Now Twitter has revealed how 2016 unfolded for Australian users, including how we reacted to major events, what moved us and what brought us together.
Check out the most retweeted tweet in Australia:
And a wrap up of Australia’s Twittersphere:
And now on to the Getty Images archives, and just a sneaky snapshot of the biggest photographed moments from 2016:
AYDIN, TURKEY – JANUARY 22: Turkish Coast Guard personnel help refugees as they swim with buoys, after they toppled over a fishermen dinghy en route to Greece on January 22, 2016 in Didim district of Aydin, Turkey. 4 refugees body including 3 children pulled out of the water as Turkish coast guard personnel rescued 43 others. (Photo by Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 20: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) gives two thumbs up as Donald Trump Jr. (L) and Ivanka Trump (R) stand and cheer for Eric Trump as he delivers his speech during the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party’s nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 14: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men’s 100 meter semifinal on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
TARUMIZU, JAPAN – JULY 26: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A dirty thunderstorm occurs over Mount Sakurajima as the volcano erupts violently at 12:03 am on July 26, 2016 in Tarumizu, Kagoshima, Japan. The eruption occurred at the mountain’s Showa crater. This is the first time that the active volcano in southern Kyushu has spewed out a smokestack that high since an eruption on August 18, 2013, according to the Kagoshima Meteorological Office. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 08: In this handout photo provided by IRONMAN. The green sea turtle, also known as ‘Honu’, is a symbol of good luck and longevity in Hawaiian lore. This native friend provides a little mystique to the 2,300 athletes who await the start signal of a 140.6-mile journey at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship triathlon on October 8, 2016 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle/IRONMAN via Getty Images)
FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 14: Crowds look on as the super moon rises behind the Fremantle War Memorial at Monument Hill on November 14, 2016 in Fremantle, Australia. A super moon occurs when a full moon passes closes to earth than usual, with the November 14th moon expected to be closer than it has been in over 70 years. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
CHENGDU, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 29: 23 giant panda cubs make their debut to the public at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on September 29, 2016 in Chengdu, China. All the 23 panda cubs were born in the base this year. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 01: Maja, a 40-year-old elephant, extends her trunk into a bakery as a customer buys a newspaper while Maja took a stroll through the neighborhood with her minders from a nearby circus on July 1, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Maja performs daily at Circus Busch and circus workers take her on walks among the nearby apartment buildings to vacant lots where she likes to eat the grass. City authorities sanction the outings and federal regulations reportedly encourage activities for elephants to stimulate the animals’ cognitive awareness. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
ALEPPO, SYRIA – AUGUST 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) 5-year-old wounded Syrian kid Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he got injured during Russian or Assad regime forces air strike targeting the Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo on August 17, 2016. (Photo by Mahmud Rslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 21: Police officers face off with protesters on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests in the early hours of September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protests began last night, following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Free TV Australia today released its new Code of Practice that bans gambling advertising during live sports shown before 8.30pm. The Code has been registered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and will come into effect from 30 March 2018. Free TV CEO Bridget Fair said, “Free TV is focussed on ensuring that our […]
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Goggin as content director for PodcastOne Australia. Goggin replaces Jaime Chaux, who is leaving SCA to become head of digital at Commercial Radio Australia. As a radio, documentary and podcast producer, Goggin’s career has spanned podcasting, online, social media and radio broadcasting. During her time […]
Radio network NOVA Entertainment has partnered with one of Melbourne’s most well-known and respected charity events for a third consecutive year. Nova 100 and smoothfm 91.5 will officially partner with the Good Friday Appeal by providing extensive on-air, on-line and social support, as well as active involvement in key fundraising activities including Feaster, PJ Day, […]
Influencer marketing platform Hypetap has announced the integration of two new brand safety products into its influencer vetting process. Hypetap’s proprietary brand alignment suite leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help identify influencers that are best suited for brands and the objectives of each given campaign. The suite now includes a profanity […]
Sydney Water has launched its ‘Beat the Bottle’ initiative with two successful beach clean-up events. Developed by creative sustainability agency Republic of Everyone, the initiative tackles the issue of bottled water by connecting people with the impact of plastic waste on our waterways and beaches. Volunteers and members of the community were invited to meet […]
PR and digital firm The IMPACT Agency has announced the appointment of digital strategist Ruby Thomas. Thomas joins The IMPACT Agency with a strong background in content marketing strategy as well as digital and social media. Over the last decade, Thomas has worked with A-list talent including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Hugh Jackman, Justin Timberlake, Matt […]
AI advertising company GumGum has announced an expansion of its Australian operations, adding new personnel, delivering new ad units and opening a new Sydney office. GumGum’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Jon Stubley, said the expansion was driven by an increased market awareness of the company’s solutions, as well as continued demand for […]
Marketers can now effectively ‘listen’ to every phone conversation made to their call centres and get information from customers to better optimise marketing campaigns and sales with the launch of a speech analytics platform. Using an artificial intelligence engine to transcribe and analyse all calls, Australian-owned and operated global provider of call analytics, Delacon, has […]
In partnership with Business Chicks, QMS Media sponsored an International Women’s Day (IWD) event last week in Sydney featuring guest speakers Clementine Ford, Tracey Spicer, Amna Karra-Hassan, along with host Yumi Stynes. With the campaign theme for IWD being #PressForProgress, the three powerhouse speakers covered an array of topics from imposter syndrome to everyday sexism […]
Interpublic-owned agency 303 MullenLowe has announced it has expanded its creative team in Sydney with the appointment of two senior creatives and a copywriter. Mike Burdick (pictured above, right) has joined as a senior creative from The Monkeys. He has also worked at agencies such as 180LA, Fallon Minneapolis, Saatchi LA, and Publicis Mojo. David Roberts […]
Beiersdorf Australia has appointed FORWARD Agency as its retained PR and influencer agency partner in Australia and New Zealand, following a competitive pitch process. The appointment will see FORWARD work across the consumer brands in the Beiersdorf stable including Nivea, Nivea Men and Elastoplast. Julia Braun, general manager of marketing at Beiersdorf Australia, said: “Following […]
Specialist digital agency Kimberlin Education has announced the appointment of Kylie Green as its first managing director. Green started her career in advertising and later in activations. She founded her own agency, Kaleidoscope Marketing Communications, in 1998, which she sold to the Photon Group of Companies (now Enero). After a career break to start her […]
Independent Australian representation business WeThinkMedia has won the exclusive rights to represent athlete-to-fan digital marketing business 20FOUR. 20FOUR features more than 100 of Australia’s most recognisable and influential sporting heroes who create and share content every day. 20FOUR’s mobile-based sporting community offers a digital one-stop shop for brands seeking to leverage the influence of athletes […]
Specialist digital marketing and media consultancy Mindbox has been appointed as the preferred digital services agency for the NSW government’s insurance and care organisation, icare. After a successful partnership in late 2017, Mindbox will see its remit dialed up to include all digital media and data strategy across the brand’s six service lines. As one of Australia’s […]
Coca-Cola South Pacific announced the launch of a ‘Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water’ flavour. The limited edition flavour has now hit the shelves and forms part of the brand’s strategy to continue to drive innovation in the hydration and sport drinks portfolio. ‘Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water’ offers a twist on hydration, combining […]
Sydney-based creative firm The Core Agency has launched a creative campaign for online pet supplies company Pet Circle. The campaign leverages Pet Cirle’s new ‘Nourish them’ core idea created by the agency. It includes 30-second and 15-second TVCs, along with outdoor and digital executions. Christian Finucane, founder and creative partner at The Core Agency, said: […]
Content marketing agency 3rdspace has unveiled a new campaign involving a series of content pieces that celebrate cultural diversity on the Gold Coast. In September of last year, Study Gold Coast – an organisation that represents the education and training sector on the Gold Coast – invited 3rdspace to sit down with student ambassadors to […]
Salesforce and Dropbox have announced a strategic partnership to connect the CRM and collaboration platforms. The partnership will enable companies to collaborate and deeply connect with their customers across sales, service, marketing, commerce, and more. Salesforce and Dropbox will deliver two new integrations to drive brand engagement and boost team productivity. The first, ‘Commerce and […]
Yahoo7 and Quantium have expanded their data partnership to include Yahoo7’s technology services, BrightRoll DSP and Gemini Native Marketplace. The deal offers Australian marketers a media-agnostic opportunity to activate Quantium and Yahoo7 proprietary shopper data across the full Yahoo7 network, as well as all programmatic ad exchanges and devices on the BrightRoll DSP and Gemini […]
Bauer Media’s storytelling division, Story54, has launched a digitally-led campaign for the new Holden Equinox. The four-part video series, developed in conjunction with Woman’s Day; Holden’s main agency, Carat; and Lacuna Agency is broadcast across Bauer’s digital brand network, Now to Love. Comedian and Instagram sensation Celeste Barber is the co-creator and star of the […]
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