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VisCom alumna and Getty Sports Photographer Maddie Meyer’s images displayed in exhibit in Schoonover Center

Gymnast Simone Biles splendidly balances on the beam while eyeing for gold. Freestyle skier Birk Irving once again performs his death-defying trick. Skateboarder Shaun White shows a spontaneous downpour of emotions after finishing fourth during his fifth – and last – Olympics.

The beauty, the action, the drama of sports - all captured by Getty Sports photographer Maddie Meyer whose images are currently on display at the VisCom Gallery in Schoonover Center 140 at Ohio University until Nov. 25.

Maddie Meyer

Meyer, a VisCom alumna, is the chief photographer for Getty Images based in Boston, Mass. Her love of sports photography stems from her time playing soccer growing up and working for the Athletics Department at Ohio University. After photographing a game on the sidelines at Peden Stadium, she was hooked. 

She graduated with a photojournalism degree in 2014 and held internships at The Washington Post and the Seattle Times. In 2015, she was hired by Getty Images and has been based in Boston ever since. 

Her regular assignments include covering New England professional sports teams like the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and Boston Celtics. She has photographed four Olympic games, The men's and women's FIFA World Cups, and the FINA World Swimming Championships. Her favorite assignments are those she is able to complete with a team, such as the Super Bowl, golf majors, and the Olympic Games.

When she's not at a stadium she enjoys quiet time away from the crowds, skiing, running on the Charles River, scuba diving, or cycling. 

Meyer will also hold a student portfolio review on Nov. 1, starting at 2 p.m., and deliver a lecture on her experiences as a sports photographer later that evening at 7 p.m. in Schoonover Center 145. Admission for the lecture is free and open to the public.

To reserve a spot for the portfolio review, contact Joe Timmerman at

The VisCom Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

October 27, 2022
Staff reports