Matthias Hangst is an award-winning sports photographer based in Karlsruhe, Germany. At the age of 41, he has already attended nine Olympic Games, covered both men´s and women´s FIFA World Cup Finals, and worked at most of the major international sporting events around the globe. After being an independent photographer for over ten years, he became a staff photographer with Getty Images in May 2014. Two years later Matthias took on the role as Chief Sports Photographer, a role which includes leading a team of award-winning photographers. Having been a competitive athlete himself, Matthias brings a passion for sports and movement, and has an eye for that very special moment. His dynamic style and his ability to capture interesting moods and perspectives have brought him assignments for top sports associations such as FIFA, DFL, FINA or Wimbledon. In addition to earning numerous awards for his work at global sports events, he has photographed successful advertising campaigns for notable brands, and works regularly on behalf of sponsors and organizations.