For Boston-based sports photographer Maddie Meyer, a typical workday might include traveling to a stadium, snapping thousands of pictures—and sprinting up and down a football field in 30-yard bursts while juggling 60 pounds of gear. "You've got to be pretty athletic to do the job," says Meyer, 24, who works for Getty Images. "If you're photographing a ski race, you
need to be able to ski down that mountain, too." Though she graduated from Ohio University in 2014, Meyer has already covered the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby. Next up: the Rio Olympic Games. "Catching Michael Phelps's last run would be amazing," says Meyer, "but I'm also excited to see a new landscape with mountains and a beautiful beach—and it'd be nice to get a good tan."
"At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, I got lucky with this shot of Carli Lloyd celebrating her first goal of the final game—the ball hasn't even hit the ground yet!"
"In February, I shot a track meet where sprinter Natasha Hastings set the American indoor record for the women's 300-meter race. In this moment, she knows she just dominated."