Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that Canon Europe and Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of award-winning photography, video and music worldwide, will unite to provide imaging excellence at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow from August 10-18, 2013. Through Canon’s role as Official Partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series and Getty Images’ role as Official Photographers to the IAAF, the two companies will help to shine a spotlight on the athletes from around the world competing in Moscow.
Photographers shoot the August 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. (Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images)Jacco Leurs, Head of Professional Imaging, Canon Europe, commented: “ As an official partner of the IAAF World Athletics Series, we are looking forward to witnessing great sporting moments at the World Athletics Championships. Many of the most exhilarating images from Moscow will be taken by the award-winning roster of Getty Images sports photographers and we are thrilled that the entire Getty Images team has chosen to use Canon equipment to capture the most memorable moments in Moscow.” Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Sport, Getty Images, commented: “Getty Images is proud to partner with Canon to deliver the powerful imagery and unrivaled perspective we are known for. We are very pleased to be the Official Photographers for the IAAF and look forward to capturing and communicating the intense and thrilling global competition in Moscow.” For both Canon and Getty Images, it’s important that fans across the world share in the passion and excitement of sporting events through compelling and powerful imagery. In line with this vision, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support at the on-site Canon Professional Service Center to the Getty Images team and other accredited professional sports photographers covering the event. Services are anticipated to include technical support and advice, repair and maintenance services, as well as loans of the latest Canon EOS system camera and lens equipment to help photographers during the Series.