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2017 IN FOCUS

4th January – 3rd February

New exhibition showcases the year's defining images

Getty Images Gallery presents 2017 in Focus, a retrospective exhibition featuring a stunning curation of images that captured and defined the global news agenda and events of the past year.

In 2017, Getty Images’ editorial team of award-winning photographers provided coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from all corners of the world. They were at the centre of the key news stories and major events, covering more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events at home and abroad. Year in Focus 2017 showcases the most significant moments from the past year, as well as archival anniversaries, portraits and obituaries.

Featured are powerful images that document some of 2017’s most important news events, including the genocide of the Rohingya, Hurricane Harvey and the devastation of Grenfell Tower. The exhibition showcases some of the year’s highest profile entertainment and sporting events, from the Royal engagement and Cannes Film Festival to Wimbledon and the World Athletics Championships.

As well as images from the past year, the curation includes archival images of Princess Diana to mark 20 years since her death, alongside other anniversaries such as the Russian Revolution and the Hindenburg disaster.

Ken Mainardis, Senior Vice President, Editorial, Getty Images said: “2017 has been a year marred by catastrophe and heartbreak, with terrorist attacks and natural disasters dominating the headlines. However, there have also been times that made the world smile, and moments we celebrated, such as the Royal engagement. This exhibition provides the public with an opportunity to look back at the stunning images that defined the year, and connected people to these moments.”

A selection of images will be available for purchase as fine art prints, please ask a member of the gallery team for more information.