“The Bane of My Existence”: U.K. Sportswriting’s Access Crisis – The Ringer

“The Bane of My Existence”: U.K. Sportswriting’s Access Crisis – The Ringer 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. sports coverage?

Meet the female pro wrestlers of Mexico – The Washington Post

Meet the female pro wrestlers of Mexico – The Washington Post 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 […]

101-Megapixel B&W Photos of Pre-War Era Racing

101-Megapixel B&W Photos of Pre-War Era Racing 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.

Homegrown rodeos make it ‘Cowboy Christmas’ in the Rocky Mountain summertime – The Washington Post

Homegrown rodeos make it ‘Cowboy Christmas’ in the Rocky Mountain summertime – The Washington Post 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 […]

Capturing Camaraderie in a Minor League Baseball Team – The New York Times

Capturing Camaraderie in a Minor League Baseball Team – The New York Times 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 […]