Gerry Cranham has just turned 92 and there has never been a book that looks back on his extensive and prolific career as a whole. Crazy! Mark Leech, a great English sports photographer, who is also his friend, his agent and sort of his spiritual son, is d
Former editor in chief at the newspaper L’Equipe Magazine, turned gallery owner specializing in sports photography, Jean-Denis Walter writes a regular column for Blind. His third essay is devoted to one of the most important photographer of the genre.
As much of the working world operates remotely right now, and as the photo community gathers online to support one another, we’ve been hosting webinars in an effort to connect, inspire and learn from each other. Last week, we sat down with legendary New Y
In our new on-demand webinar, A League of His Own, Rob joins us to discuss his lifelong passion for sports photography as he walks us through his earliest moments on the field, and how he has approached the craft with authenticity time and time again.
British journalists chronicling mega-events like the Champions League are often operating on a timeline out of their control and with little access to players, publishing stories well after they’ve been reported. Could this be the dark future of U.S. spor
Sports photography is exciting, exhilarating, and full of adrenaline. It requires an experienced photographer who knows the game and can execute in split-second moments. As fans, the first images that come to mind are those game-winning catches and triump
As fans, the first images that come to mind are those game-winning catches and triumphant celebrations — the kind that end up on the covers of Sports Illustrated. But when we asked 5 of the best sports photographers from The List for their most memorable moments, their answers surprised us. They were moments of quiet contrast to the roaring crowds and fierce competition. And they were examples of the true power of sports and the communities they create. Check out what the photographers had to say below.
These soccer photos would be right at home in a Renaissance museum
Soccer photography, like the sport itself, can produce wildly unexpected — but nonetheless satisfying — results. That’s particularly true of images from the World Cup, the sport’s biggest international event.
Runner’s World Creative Director: Jesse Southerland Director of Photography: Amy Wolff Photographer: Mark Davis Heidi: How did this story come about? Mark: When I was a sophomore at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, I was in a photojournalism class taught b
If you have ever been to running or sporting events, you know that there are so many colors involved. As I started to shoot this project, it became clear to me that there were frames that just wouldn’t work in color. Neon can be visually overwhelming and really distract the viewer from the subject in the frame. Shooting in black and white gave me the freedom to focus more on form and shapes and not worry about a neon jacket or jersey completely ruining an image.
Photographer Diana Bagnoli takes us into the world of Mexican wrestling.
Lucha libre is Mexico’s version of what we in the United States refer to as pro wrestling. Its dates to 1863, when a Mexican wrestler named Enrique Ugartechea developed a form of “freestyle” wrestling that was based on Greco-Roman wrestling. Lucha libre began to soar in popularity in Mexico after two Italian businessmen started promoting fights in the early 1900s. It has since become popular around the globe. The sport is mostly performed by men, called “luchadores,” festooned in colorful outfits and masks. But women also take part in the sport, and they are called “luchadoras.” Fascinated by the sport, and particularly with the female participants, Italian photographer Diana Bagnoli traveled to Mexico.
A look at some of the final events of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
After two weeks of competition, Norway topped the Olympic medals chart with 39 total medals, followed by Germany, Canada, and the United States. Here, a look at some of the events of the last days of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, from ski cross and bobsleigh to hockey, speed skating, the Closing Ceremony, and more.
A look at some of the competition from the first days of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
After five days of competition, Germany leads the Olympic medal standings with 12 total medals, followed by the Netherlands and the United States. High winds have made alpine events difficult and have led to several postponements, but events at the Olympic Sliding Center, Phoenix Snow Park, and other venues have been going smoothly. Here, a look at some of the competition from the first days of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, from short track and slopestyle to ice dancing, skeleton, ski jumping, and more.
It’s a low-budget, high-energy world where DIY daredevils band together in the belief that teamwork makes the dream work – no matter how unlikely it seems.
Wrestling is flourishing in unexpected places all across Britain. It’s a low-budget, high-energy world where DIY daredevils band together in the belief that teamwork makes the dream work – no matter how unlikely it seems.
Photographer Rick Wenner was recently sent to Wildwood, New Jersey, to shoot a peculiar event called "The Race of Gentlemen." It's a gathering of drag
Wenner was equipped with a Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic camera system that captures a 101-megapixel black-and-white photo with each exposure. The $49,990 IQ3 100MP Achromatic is the world’s only 101MP digital back dedicated to monochrome photos.
From Carbondale to Snowmass, photographer Matt McClain visited small-town rodeos in Colorado and documented a piece of the West.
It’s the end of July in a place known as “The Ultimate Rocky Mountain Hideout,” the tiny town of Carbondale, Colo., tucked beneath the soaring mountains just north of Aspen. Winter sports and the cold snows are absent. Summer around here is considered “Cowboy Christmas,” when the landscape is dotted with homegrown rodeos that have cowboys and crowds wandering from one small town to another.
Fred Conrad, a former staff photographer for The New York Times, has been documenting the Rockland Boulders baseball team’s friendship with each other and love for their sport.
In a bygone era, sports photographers didn’t have the benefit of Telephoto lenses, digital cameras or wireless transmission. But their technological limitations had under-appreciated benefits.
“Photographers had to get really close to the ballplayers,” said Fred Conrad, a former staff photographer for The New York Times. “So there’s this wonderfully personal and intimate feeling from the photographs.”
Photos from the underground Mexican wrestling scene
assignment for a Mexican magazine, photographer Annick Donkers found herself angling for an invitation to a particular car wash outside of Mexico City. On some nights, this car wash transforms into a venue for the hardcore wrestling style called Lucha Libre Extrema. Illegal in the city for its brutality — Annick told me there are “basically no rules” — it’s difficult for journalists and outsiders to get invited. Once inside, she had to protect her camera for fear that it might get shattered when she approached for close shots of the wrestlers. Intrigued by the appeal this extreme sport holds for spectators, which include women and children, Annick says her work aims to observe but not judge. For Polarr, we spoke about the project.
Tour de France 2017 Stage 5 PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France — Fabio Aru emulated compatriot Vincenzo Nibali in winning stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Astana’s Aru won the 160.5km stage that...
The photographer Carolyn Drake set out for the U.S.-Mexico border just after Donald Trump won the Presidency. On the stump, he’d talked obsessively about building a wall—“big, fat, beautiful”—and Drake was struck, but not surprised, by its popular reception. “A lot of people in the U.S. were imagining that idea for a long time,” she told me recently. “There are people in this country who want to protect themselves from what they perceive as the dangers of Mexico and Mexicans, and I wanted to see the place that felt like it needed protection.” For two weeks, she drove from California to El Paso, taking pictures of the people, scenes, and landscapes she saw along the way. She made another trip just after the Inauguration, this time starting in El Paso and driving east, across Texas. “I felt I could see America better from a little north of the border,” she said.
Tour de France 2017 Stage 3 Peter Sagan won a thrilling uphill finish to Stage 3 of the Tour de France. Sagan pulled his right foot out of his pedal in the closing meters as BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet...
Happy Summer! On this day of fireworks, BBQ’s, and red, white, and blue by the beach, we hope you all have your cameras at the ready. Thank you for your wonderful submissions and a huge thank you to Julia Martin for compiling today’s post.