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Sunday
06
MAY

Opening Day - Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History

12:00
16:00
Allentown Art Museum
Event organized by Allentown Art Museum

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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present, guest curated by distinguished photographic historian Gail Buckland, highlights sport photographers and their place in the history of photography, not merely sports history.

Who Shot Sports will be available from 5/6/18 - 7/29/18.

Featuring more than two hundred photographs Buckland has chosen for their aesthetic, cultural and historical significance, the exhibition includes images of many different sports from nations around the globe. The period it covers—1843 to the present—makes it the most thorough exhibition of sports photographers ever organized. The exhibition will be divided into sections that focus on themes such as the beginnings of sports photography, the Olympics, solo and team sports, portraits, life off the field, and fans. In its breadth and beauty, Who Shot Sports captures its subject’s universal appeal.

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and curated by Gail Buckland, Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

A companion book published by Alfred A. Knopf accompanies the exhibition.