Getty Images Renews Contract with Esteemed Entertainment Photographer Kevin Mazur
Mazur to assume newly-created Talent Relations Representative role
New York, Friday, 13, July, 2018 – Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, today announced it has renewed its exclusive partnership with veteran entertainment photographer Kevin Mazur. Tapping into his vast network within the entertainment and music industries, Mazur is also assuming the newly-created role of Talent Relations Representative. His long-time editor and deputy, Lauryn Schwartz, is taking on a new role as Manager of Photography Business and Talent Relations.
Mazur has been working with Getty Images exclusively for over a decade as an entertainment photographer. During his time with Getty Images, he has photographed dozens of world-renowned events, including the One Love Manchester concert, the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards. In his new role as Talent Relations Representative, Mazur and Schwartz will work with Larry Busacca, Getty’s Senior Director of North America Entertainment, to manage and build direct strategic relationships with celebrities, studios and music labels to generate new and exclusive content for Getty Images.
Mazur, a pioneer in the entertainment and celebrity photography industry for over 25 years, has taken iconic images of artists ranging from Michael Jackson to Nirvana. Mazur’s work has been published in countless books, advertising campaigns and exhibitions, as well as on the covers of albums by music legends like Bob Dylan, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones.
In 2001 Mazur co-founded WireImage, one of the first digital photographic press agencies and wire services specializing in delivering professionally licensed photography to media worldwide. The agency quickly found great success and soon opened offices throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2007 WireImage was sold to Getty Images, and since then Mazur has been providing his unique brand of imagery to Getty Images’ customers.
“I’m thrilled to be able to continue my work at Getty Images, a place where my career has grown exponentially over the last decade,” said Mazur. “I’m looking forward to diving into my new role where I hope to be a unifying presence between talent and Getty Images, while still pursuing my passion for innovative photography.”
“Kevin Mazur is the gold standard in the entertainment photography industry and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with him,” said Getty Images Vice President of Global Entertainment Kirstin Benson. “As we evolve and continue to grow Getty Images’ presence in the entertainment industry, Kevin—in collaboration with Larry and Lauryn—will play a key role in fostering those important relationships.”
In addition to the partnership with Kevin Mazur, Getty Images’ content creators attend every major entertainment event globally, from fashion shows to film festivals to award ceremonies, covering 70,000 entertainment events a year and partnering with major brands on creative content strategy.