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VISUAL TRENDS & SHIFTING SOCIETAL PERCEPTION

KUMI SHIMAMOTO / RAVINUNT NENA PUTTHIBAVORNKUL
As the unexpected becomes the norm in news and culture, Getty Images explores how visual themes we’ve tracked and identified over the last five years have taken centre stage. Following the development of these visual trends, how they shape cultural and social debate, will help brands navigate the passions and ideas in these stirring times as visual landscapes shift in this interesting pivot point between creativity, data and technology. We also have an ongoing commitment to drive change in promoting a more diverse, inclusive and representative visual language, especially when it comes to re-framing concepts of gender, race, mental illness, LGBTQ and religion, to alter perceptions and help brands more powerfully engage with diverse audiences into the future.

KUMI SHIMAMOTO

VICE PRESIDENT, ASIA

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Kumi Shimamoto started her career at Osaka Gas in Regional Development. She was a founding member of the Kyoto Research Park team, which is now a prominent innovation & multimedia center in the region. In 2001, she joined Image.Net in the UK as Global Sales Director, which developed into a popular publicity portal for the entertainment industry. Image.Net was absorbed into Getty Images in 2004. Kumi then served as the Senior Director of Getty Images Editorial business for the UK, Germany and Spain. She returned to Japan in 2009 as Vice President of Sales for Japan and Australasia. She currently oversees all aspect of growth in the business for East Asia.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics from Kobe University and Master of Digital Technologies, Communication and Education from University of Manchester.

Kumi was born in Osaka, Japan and have spent 11 years of her childhood in the United States.

RAVINUNT NENA PUTTHIBAVORNKUL

COUNTRY MANAGER

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Ravinunt Nena Putthibavornkul is Country Manager for Getty Images Digital (Thailand) Ltd. With more than a decade of experience in media & publishing across sales and marketing function in South East Asia, Nena is responsible for strategic business development of Thailand and Vietnam. Fluent in English, French and Thai. She holds a Master in Marketing from Assumption University and Marketing diploma from ICL-Clarife, Lille, France.
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