Capturing Camaraderie in a Minor League Baseball Team

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.”