Chris McGrath


Chris McGrath started his photography career at a regional newspaper in Queensland, Australia.

After completing his newspaper cadetship and a diploma in photography, he joined Getty Images as a staff photographer based in Sydney. He continues to be on staff with Getty Images and has been based out of their New York, Singapore and Tokyo offices. Over the years he has covered major news stories and sports events including, the South East Asia Tsunami, the Tohuku Tsunami, The Battle for Mosul, the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the election of Barack Obama, the fight against ISIS in Syria, five Summer Olympic games, the Superbowl and the FIFA World Cup.

His work regularly appears in major newspaper, news magazines and websites around the world and he has received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA, and CHIPP amongst others.

In 2015, he relocated to work out of the Getty Images Istanbul office, where he is covering Turkey and the Middle East. 

World Press Photo Involvement: 
Award-winning photographer 2013 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2014 Photo Contest
Award-winning photographer 2019 Photo Contest

Chris McGrath on Social Media: 
Instagram: @cmcgrath_photo
Twitter: @cmcgrath_photo

Chris McGrath

Photo credit: Nicole Tung