Getty Images’s ability to digitally shoot, edit & post photos in 2 minutes during the Rio Olympics was 7 years in the making
“’We [had] our first meeting with the [International Olympic Committee] around seven years before the games,’ says Ken Mainardis, vice president of Sport Imagery and Services for Getty Images.
‘For Rio de Janeiro, we met with them just after they were awarded the games in 2009. We partner[ed] with the committee to basically link all of our photographers in the key photo positions that they work in back to our editing hub in the main press center.
And that network takes years of planning, because it crosses cities and it has to be able to handle about 1.5 million images during the duration of the games.’”