IMAGO partners receive 34 award recognitions in this year's World Sports Photography Awards.

IMAGO, Germany’s leading photography agency are proud to announce 28 of their photographers have been awarded recognition across 34 awards in this year’s World Sports Photography Awards.


Photograph: IMAGO / Bildbyran / Joel Marklund

Berlin, Germany - August 10, 2022. Berlin-based agency, IMAGO, proudly congratulate their partner photographers and agency counterparts after receiving 34 awards across the prize categories at this year’s World Sports Photography Awards.

With gold recognition awarded across Baseball, Formula 1, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Tennis and other sporting categories, IMAGO’s partners featured heavily in the sought after awards line-up. The only global awards for sport photography, The World Sports Photography Awards are often entered by the world’s best sports photographers and judged by leading figures from sport, media, brand and creative. This year saw more than 7,000 photographs submitted into the awards from professional photographers around the world.

Markus Kohl, IMAGO CEO, said : “We are incredibly proud of all our partners who were awarded recognition in this year’s World Sports Photography Awards. A great cause and deserved winners. For over 25 years we have been dedicated to partnership and providing a platform for sports photographers worldwide - we are proud to have such a wealth of sporting partnerships and look forward to strong and successful co-operations with agencies worldwide moving forward.”


Honoured across multiple categories, of which included:

Ian MacNicol of Colorsport: awarded gold in the Aquatic category.

Mike Egerton of PA Images: awarded gold in the Equestrian category. 

Richard Heathcote of PA Images: awarded gold in the Gold category. 

Ashley Landis of ZUMA Wire: Awarded gold in the Gymnastics category.

Bruce Bennett of Xinhua: Awarded gold in the Ice Hockey category. 

David Gray of Action Plus: Awarded overall winner and gold in the Tennis category.

Morgan Treacy of Inpho Photography: Awarded gold in the Urban & Extreme category.

Joel Marklund of Bildbyran: Awarded gold in the Winter Sports category.


- Notes to Editors -


IMAGO is the leading German independent photography agency and the largest sports producer in Europe. Committed to visual inspiration, IMAGO endeavors for all partners to achieve more.

Born out of Berlin in 1997, IMAGO has evolved into a premium global content provider spanning News, Sport, Creative, Archive and Video. With partnerships central to their business, IMAGO strives for excellence, offering direct and expert access to their curated and unparalleled digital media globally. Advocating for diversity, depth and quality throughout.

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