Chris Jackson is Getty Images Royal Photographer.
From private shoots with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to covering some of the world’s biggest news stories Chris has photographed a diverse range of subjects and events during his 14 years with the agency. Assignments have taken him from the Earthquake Zones of Pakistan to the Galapagos Islands, Australia, Los Angeles, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Japan, Dubai, Indonesia, Brunei, The Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Arctic Circle, Belize, Brazil and many more.
He has covered events as diverse as drought in the Horn of Africa, the Inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI , Venice Film Festival, charity climbs to the top of Kilimanjaro and Inca trail, Royal weddings, births, christenings and every major royal tour with the British Royal family over the last decade.
His images are published regularly on the front pages of newspapers around the world and regularly feature in Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, Tatler, Hello! the Times and the Telegraph to name but a few.
Chris is currently Royal Photographer of the Year 2016, as well as Royal Photographer of the Year 2015 and 2010. He has won special awards in 2009, 2013, 2014. He was News Photographer of the Year in 2005
As well as heading up the Royal coverage at Getty Images Chris is an experienced assignment and reportage photographer. He is as comfortable sending his images from a remote environment as shooting social reportage at a society party. Clients he has worked for include Nike, Disney, Vogue, Grey Goose, Orange, Chopard, Cartier, Buena Vista, BAFTA, Orange, British Olympic Committee, Pernod-Ricard, Puma, Vodafone.
Chris specializes in working with Charity which over the years have included Breast Cancer Care, Comic Relief, Laureus, Tusk Trust and Prince Harry's Charity Sentebale. In July 2013 Chris conceived the Sentebale ‘Stories of Hope’ exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery in Central London, highlighting the incredible work the charity is doing in the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho in South Africa. Chris has produced behind the scenes photo documentaries of both the inaugural London and Orlando Invictus Games, a hugely inspiring initiative conceived and developed by Prince Harry
Chris has appeared as a Royal spokesperson on Good Morning America, ABC News, BBC Breakfast, RTL, CNN, Sky News, the Today Show, BBC London, CBS Early Show, ITV 1, BBC News 24, FOX News, CTV Canada, Channel 7 Sunrise and Channel 9 Australia as well as Channel News Asia and many more.
Chris's most recent project with Sentebale in collaboration with Fujifilm has bought photography to some of the most vulnerable children of Lesotho using it as a medium to promote education and creativity.