After realizing his passion for sports photography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Streeter Lecka decided to pursue a degree in photo journalism. Following his graduation from the University in 2003, Streeter freelanced for several newspapers in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina and for Getty Images.
After training with Getty staff photographers for a year in Los Angeles, CA, Streeter was signed on as a full-time staff photographer in November of 2004. Since that time he has honed his skills as a sports photographer, photographing sporting events around the world. Streeter’s photographs have been featured in such publications as Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, the LA Times and the New York Times to name only a few. As a North Carolina native, some of Streeter’s favorite events to shoot include football, basketball and golf. Among his most challenging and most rewarding shoots in his career, Streeter credits the 5 straight Olympics (Winter and Summer Games), 2006 Asian Games, 2007 Pan Am Games, the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Super Bowl's, Golf’s four Majors, the Major League Baseball Playoffs and countless NCAA Final Fours.