Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present


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Knopf Publishing Group
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10.0 X 0.9 X 10.9 inches | 4.55 pounds
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About the Author

GAIL BUCKLAND has written or been a collaborator on fourteen books of photographic history, including Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography, The Magic Image (with Cecil Beaton), The American Century (by Harold Evans), and Who Shot Rock & Roll. She lives in Brooklyn and upstate New York.


Acclaim for Gail Buckland's
Who Shot Sports

"Monumental . . . Indisputably, the most comprehensive and definitive tribute to the long unsung photographers who shot our most iconic sports photographs--photographs that reside in the collective memory of not just sports fans, but of anyone who recognizes great works of art. Buckland, doff your cap--you've hit a walk-off home run . . . A remarkable accomplishment . . . Excellent . . . Lucid and illuminating."
--Peter Stamelman, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"An engrossing photo exhibition that more than proves the truism that a picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words . . . Fascinating and fun . . . Inspiring . . . Buckland's knowledge of the history, camera equipment, and photographers is comprehensive. She gives thrilling accounts of the lengths that photographers go through to get the shots they want--many times as physically daring as the athletes they are shooting . . . Illuminates the wide world of photosport journalism."
--Lew Whittington, New York Journal of Books

"Dazzling . . . Brilliant . . . Who Shot Sports offers a chance to show sports photographers some penitent tribute."
--Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker

"A sumptuous study . . . A glorious journey across time and space, bringing us around the world with style and grace . . . Buckland has selected works that showcase the power of photography to fleeting moments that can make or break the game . . . Who Shot Sports is not simply the greatest moments of the game, but a brilliantly curated effort to recreate the multiple sensations of competition as well . . . Buckland has used her wealth of knowledge to craft a singular volume that has been long missing."
--Miss Rosen, Crave

"Wonderful . . . A tribute to sports photographers everywhere . . . Buckland writes with such authority that her thoughts on photography, as an art form, and her analysis of individual images in and out of the sports context make this a must-read for pop culture enthusiasts and anyone interested in photography."
--Publishers Weekly

"Superb . . . illuminating . . . iconic . . . This is a collection of superlatives, with both subjects and artists in the finest of forms; it's difficult to single out highlights . . . Essential for all students of sports history and of photography and a fine gift for buffs as well."
--Kirkus (Starred Review)