All posts tagged: Gail Buckland

He Shoots, He scores! A History of Sports Photography

2016 has already proved to be an eventful year for sport. As we were just about getting over the Euros hangover, Andy Murray won Wimbledon for the second time, Russia has been banned from competing in the Rio Olympics this summer, we sadly bid farewell to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and, how could we forget the shock victory of Leicester City football club winning the Premier League. The new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present” could not be more timely. Boasting a collection of over 230 photographs and featuring some 170 international photographers, the show seeks to provide a platform for the photographers that were the masters of suspending movement. “No one captures moments like sports photographers,” says curator and author Gail Buckland. “People don’t understand the mastery in the beauty of sports photography because they get so dazzled by either the action or the individual. I want to turn the lens on the photographers and tell their stories. Explain who they are and tell something about …

2016-08-17T16:16:25+00:00

BJP Staff