Quinn Rooney is an Australia-based staff photographer with Getty Images. He graduated from Melbourne School of Art and Photography in 1996 and started his career as a contributor to various sporting magazines specialising in triathlon and extreme sports. In 2004 he started as a freelancer for Getty Images before eventually taking on a full-time position in 2006.
In recent years, Quinn has covered a number of national and international events including Commonwealth Games, Football World Cups, Australian Open Tennis Championships, Asian Games, Paralympic Games, FINA World Swimming Championships and the Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
In 2013, Quinn was awarded the AIPP Australian Professional Sport Photographer of the Year, took first prize for Pictures of the Year International – Olympic Feature and second prize in the Picture of the Year International – Sports Photojournalist of the Year. Quinn was also a finalist in the ‘Sport Photography’ and ‘Press Photographer of the Year’ categories for the 2013 Walkley Awards and received second place in the 2013 NPPA Sports Photojournalist of the Year.
Most recently Quinn received third prize in the sports action stories category of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest.