Hoop dreams: A photographer’s 60-year archive of NCAA Championship tournaments

After 60 years photographing college basketball, famed sports photographer snaps his last NCAA championship.

Rich Clarkson has been photographing the NCAA Championships for six decades. Clarkson’s work is a catalog of some on the single greatest athletes and coaches to ever emerge from college basketball, many transcending their legacy beyond by playing in the professional NBA league

Story Behind the Image: The Best Time to be a Photographer is Right Now

Today David Lama is one of the most successful professional climbers in Europe. But at age 19, his climbing career almost ended before it even began. In

Rich Clarkson: “Let me just make something real clear guys,” he said. “You know, I’m tired of hearing people talk about how the future is not bright. The future for photography and filmmaking and journalism has never been brighter!

New Guide: Growing Your Sports Photography Business - PhotoShelter Blog

In our latest free guide, Growing Your Sports Photography Business, we offer an in-depth look at the sports photography industry today. This comprehensive guide includes insider advice from sports photography veterans like Rich Clarkson, Brad Mangin, and

In our latest free guide, Growing Your Sports Photography Business, we offer an in-depth look at the sports photography industry today. This comprehensive guide includes insider advice from sports photography veterans like Rich Clarkson, Brad Mangin, and Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated Brad Smith.

Photo Journal: Rich Clarkson / Part 2

Part Two: The Clarkson MachineBy Jim ColtonJim Colton:You've had a remarkable career in photojournalism. Can you tell our readers how you first got interested in photography? Where did you get your first break?

What I tell all aspiring photographers is: Observe…and shut up!  You can't listen when you're talking

Photo Journal: Rich Clarkson / Part 1

 Part One: He's Got GameJim Colton: I understand that this April, you will be covering your 59th NCAA Basketball Championships. What can you recall about the first tournament you covered? 

one of the media coordinators came over to me saying, "Your strobe exploded and this stuff is falling on all those people behind you!  What should we do?" Everyone in those stands was watching us, and I said, "Don't look up!"  I think he had come to tell me to stop using the strobes, but at that point, he was laughing so hard he just left without telling me to pull the plug

Rich Clarkson – What should photographers know?

let me tell you personally how I have always hired people — whether for a staff position or a single assignment. Bob Gilka used to say that I was the best “discoverer” of new talent in the country. To me, it was always simple for the best people were easy to pick — and Bob had picked some pretty good ones in his time, too. Good people, with intelligence, commitment and “fire in the belly” just stand out. I have always been more interested in the personality than the portfolio.

Lucie Awards Honor Lifetime Achievements | PDNPulse

Eli Reed, Bill Eppridge, Dawoud Bey and Rich Clarkson were among the veteran photographers honored for their contributions to photography at the 2011 Lucie Awards, held October 24 in New York City. In accepting the award for Achievement in Photojournalism

Eli Reed, Bill Eppridge, Dawoud Bey and Rich Clarkson were among the veteran photographers honored for their contributions to photography at the 2011 Lucie Awards, held October 24 in New York City.

Eli Reed, Rich Clarkson, Bill Eppridge Receive 2011 Lucie Awards

The International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, a sister effort of the Lucie Foundation, is proud to announce its 2011 finalists, who were selected by an international jury panel of photography professionals.  Three of the 21 finalists will be named Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year, and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year, at the Lucie Awards ceremony in October.

Rich Clarkson: Life behind the lens | Plog

For seven decades Rich Clarkson has had a front row seat to sporting history and through his eyes–or more precisely, through his camera lens–he has shaped the way the rest of us remember many of the game’s greatest moments. Clarkson has photographed all the greats. His photos have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 33 times, on the pages of Time and Life magazines, and as the cover art of countless books. Here Clarkson shows some of his favorite images and tells the story behind each one.