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In the years following Hurricane Katrina, photographer Mario Tama frequently returned to New Orleans to capture stories from survivors determined to rebuild. ---------------------------------------- [2 of 2] “During one of those trips I met the indefatigable Katrina survivor Robert Green. Green’s mother and granddaughter perished from the rooftop of his Lower Ninth Ward home after the Lower Ninth Ward levee wall was destroyed by a rogue barge. This was taken 10 years later in front of Robert’s home which was constructed by the Make It Right foundation – they’ve constructed about over 100 homes down in the Lower Ninth Ward. Robert is always fighting for the community and fighting to bring the Lower Ninth Ward back to life.”
#📷: @mario_tama | May 14, 2015 | #GettyImages |
In August of 2005, photographer Mario Tama boarded a flight from New York to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina. Over the next few days, he witnessed one of the largest natural disasters in modern US history and ended up capturing images that were potentially a driving force in pushing government response. Here he describes the photo that moved him most from that fateful trip 11 years ago. ----------------------------------------
“The men who I photographed in the canoe are paddling with some pieces of found lumber. They paddled towards us after I took this image and told us they were looking for food and water. I recall they said they had been stranded on the Claiborne Bridge (seen in the background). Little did I know that I would spend the next five years crisscrossing the very same road that stood beneath the waters.

This picture represents to me not just what I witnessed that day, but also what I came to know about the community of folks coming back to their homes, back to their roots, which run deep in New Orleans. Those roots stood at the heart of the city’s resurgence and I was blessed to be a witness.” [1 of 2] 
#📷: @mario_tama | August 31, 2005 | #GettyImages |
The Pasterze glacier is Austria's largest glacier and is shrinking rapidly, having receded in length by at least three kilometers since the 19th century. While glaciers across Europe have been receding since approximately the 1870s, the process has accelerated since the early 1980s, a phenomenon many scientists attribute to global warming. The European Environmental Agency predicts the volume of European glaciers will decline by between 22% and 89% by 2100, depending on the future intensity of greenhouse gases. #GlobalWarming | 📷: Sean Gallup | #GettyImagesNews
Tennis anyone? The #USOpen kicked off in New York City today and we're celebrating by highlighting some of our favorite @usopen images from years past. Follow along with @gettysport for even more coverage from the courts this week🎾
#ICYMI: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West and more from the MTV #VMAs. 
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“This year at the MTV #VMAs I had roaming access on the red carpet and during the show. This let me move from taking photos backstage to capturing epic performances like this one with #Beyoncé upfront.” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover | August 28, 2016
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“This is my favorite shot from last year’s MTV #VMAs: Taylor and Kanye hugging. I wanted to see Kanye’s reaction, so to get this shot, I ran around the side of the stage. You can’t even see Taylor’s face, but I love Kanye’s response. It’s all about Kanye’s smile.” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Six years after the 2009 VMAs where Kanye West famously interrupted her, Taylor Swift presented Kanye with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs. | August 30, 2015
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“Miley Cyrus’ performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 #VMAs is one of those memorable, talked-about performances. For me the moment was capturing her backstage, as she finished. You get the excitement, the sweat… the real spirit of the show and behind-the-scenes look no one else gets to see.” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Miley Cyrus backstage at the 2013 MTV #VMAs immediately following her “We Can’t Stop / Blurred Lines” performance with Robin Thicke. | August 25, 2013
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“Fashion has always been unique at this show. Pretty flamboyant, sometimes outrageous, but always something to behold. Here's Rita Ora in a scene-settting dress at the 2013 #VMAs in Brooklyn.”- @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Rita Ora in a long-sleeve, feathered Alexandre Vauthier gown and Louboutin heels on the 2013 MTV #VMAs red carpet. | August 25, 2013
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Join photographer Larry Busacca (@lbusacca) as he takes you back to MTV #VMAs past and straight onto the red carpet and inside the show tonight.
“What am I looking forward to most? The secret performances. I’d tell you, but I’d have to… well, you’ll find out soon enough. Stay tuned for more!” - @lbusacca | #GettyEntertainment #Takeover
#📷: Surprise guest, Taylor Swift, joined Nicki Minaj onstage for her 2015 performance, affectively ending recent “Bad Blood” between the two. | August 30, 2015
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Follow us on Instagram Stories as we go behind the scenes at #EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards to celebrate outstanding photography from 2016. These photos represent some of the top 100 images to be exhibited in Berlin during the festival on Aug. 27th. For more festival details and stunning imagery check out @eyeemphoto
Each week, @GettyReportage highlights the work of others who share our passion for visual storytelling in our #ReportageSpotlight. Here are this week's selections, by (left to right): @villamilvisuals, @aparadisedreamer, @japanlepenos, @frankxbosman, @farnazdamnabi, @ata_ranjbarzeydanlou, @mohammadganjehh, @francescaboccabella and @ccmanners.

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