June 28, 2016

Sports Photography

 Cassius Clay 19 yrs old, Miami photo shoot for Life Magazine by Flip Schulke


The most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized is presented in the upcoming exhibit at The Brooklyn  Museum opening July 15th. Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present features images from over 170 photographers including Flip Schulke, Richard Avedon, Walter Iooss Jr., and Andy Warhol.

 

“Today, it is the photographers who give sports its indelible image” says Gail Buckland, who returns as guest curator after the 2009 exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present. “Seeing athletic greatness, we both recognize our personal physical limitations and delight in bodies and minds taken to new heights. To play and watch sports is to be in the moment. Still photographers are masters of moments.” Indeed they are. There is a companion book of the same title, published by Alfred A. Knopf.


Girl Archer, Lev Borodulin, 1956

 

Mixed Martial Arts Fight, UFC 154, Montreal, Canada. Franck Seguin 2012


The Golden Arm, Johnny Unitas. Robert Riger 1958


Men’s Beach Volleyball match between Brazil and Canada, London Olympics, The Horse Guard’s Parade ground, London. Donald Miralle 2012


Nigerian Relay Team, Olympics, Barcelona 1992. Ken Geiger