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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: eyeQ Press; 1ST edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615559069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615559063
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,358,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kenneth Jarecke's cut his photographic "teeth" shooting Nebraska football. His senior journalism class project at Omaha Bryan High in 1981 was a handmade photography book of images he made of the Husker's spring game. Less than a year later, in the fall of 1982, he covered the Husker's home games professionally for the Associated Press.

His uncanny ability to find unseen angles and delicate shadows at major news events has made him one of America's most distinguished photojournalists. Time after time - during presidential campaigns, the student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, the Persian Gulf War and the Olympic Games - Jarecke has captured moments and situations unnoticed by the media pack.

Throughout his career, Jarecke has traveled extensively. Having worked in over fifty countries, he's reporting on everything from tumultuous elections in Haiti, to the fall of the Iron Curtain. He's put a sympathetic face on the plight of child soldiers in Mozambique to the suffering refugees trying to escape a drowning, post Katrina New Orleans.

In 1989, he became a contract photographer for TIME, whose editors were so impressed with his work that they nominated him for the International Center of Photography's "Emerging Photographer Award." Jarecke rewarded their confidence by producing spectacular cover stories on New York City, Orlando, and the crisis in America's ability to provide emergency medical care.

Of these stories, "The Rotting of the Big Apple", published in September 1990, attracted worldwide attention. Jarecke's nine pages of black and white photographs dramatically illustrated the deterioration of America's greatest metropolis and its signature picture, "Two Bathers," won the First Prize in the World Press Photo Competition's Daily Life category.

During the winter of 1991, TIME sent Jarecke on a three-month assignment to Saudi Arabia, where he covered the allied war effort in the Persian Gulf. He would eventually spend time on patrol and cover combat duty with the U.S. Army's 18th Airborne Artillery Corps. His photograph of an incinerated Iraqi soldier, made on Highway 8 north of Kuwait City, stirred a storm of controversy. American editors refused to run it during the war, citing its extremely visceral nature. Gradually, through its appearance in French and British publications, American magazines noticed it, and it started to appear more widely in the United States, first in AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER, and then in TIME's year-end issue. In January 1992 it was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence. It remains one of the photographic icons of the Gulf War.

In 1996 Jarecke left TIME to become a contract photographer at U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT and remained there for ten years.

While making his home with his wife Souad and their four children in rural Montana, Jarecke continues to shoot cover stories for various magazines on subjects as wide ranging as the underground militia movement, the U.S./Mexico border, the state of public school education, the quality of care in HMOs, and the raucous college-drinking scene in America.

Ken has been represented by Contact Press Images since 1986.

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Each time I open the book, I find something that I missed before.
nevins harding
I highly recommend this book to all lovers of photography and all fans of sports in general and Husker fans in specific.
Aaron Hutchison
This is a great book by world-renowned photojournalist Ken Jarecke, a Nebraska lad himself.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pat Downs on December 19, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book by world-renowned photojournalist Ken Jarecke, a Nebraska lad himself. It's a wonderful keepsake of the Cornhuskers in their last season in their previous conference. Not only are the action and detail photos great, but Ken has an exquisite eye for those "in between" and "quiet" moments that many fans miss, or don't have the opportunity to even see. I think any Husker fan would treasure this book, and it would become a family heirloom. It records the end of a chapter in Husker history that people will want to have in their library. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kayakrm on December 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
2010 was a historic year for Nebraska football; never before has the program's move from one conference to another (a rare event in itself) been formally documented. Husker Game Day 2010 - Farewell Big 12 is a loving look at the drama, pageantry and action of this transitional season through the photos and words of photojournalist, Ken Jarecke.

This wonderful book transcends its subject, Nebraska football and connects with the reader on a number of levels. From a photographic standpoint, Ken Jarecke has created a book that can be appreciated by anyone from a purely artistic standpoint; these photos are vibrant, beautifully realized pictures capturing the action of the game and the singular event that is college football.
Jarecke is one of the finest photojournalists working today and his creative "eye", craft and professional intuition are on display throughout this heirloom-quality book. Sports fans and certainly all football fans even if not followers of the University of Nebraska athletics will be enthralled by the photos and written insights delivered in this book.

From a historical perspective it captures a moment in time when the very foundations of college athletics are in transition: old rivalries are dying and new alliances are being formed on what seems like a daily basis. I suspect that the importance of this book will only be fully realized with the passage of time. This truly is a book that can connect generations with remembrances of a historic season of exhilarating highs and painful lows rekindled through the magic of these wonderful images. As a Nebraskan, I am very proud to own this book and the fact that it was designed, printed and bound in Nebraska makes it even more of a treasure that I, my children and their children to come will thoroughly enjoy for years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AmA on June 21, 2012
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Ken Jarecke is one of the premier photojournalists of our time. He has travelled the world to document history, but has never turned his back on his own country as a subject: he makes heartfelt, passionate pictures of the United States as well. His pictures have the utmost integrity, elegance, and humor. Ava.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ivy Davis on February 22, 2012
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I bought this book for my husband's birthday, and he loves it. His "man cave" is devoted to Husker football even to the point that he said our wedding album couldn't be on display in there..."it doesn't have anything Husker in it." The photographs in this book tell stories of fans, players, coaches, and even opposing teams. The book itself is of good quality and will last through many generations of Husker fans perusing the pages and reliving our last year with the Big 12. And I appreciate that the book was created by a Husker, in Nebraska: "designed, printed and bound in Nebraska, not overseas. It's also licensed by the university, which means 10% of the retail price goes back to the athletic department" (K. Jarecke, author). As I understand, this will be the ONLY printing of this book. I highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stephen ferry on January 30, 2012
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Ken Jarecke is an excellent photographer, who has made iconic pictures from historical events world-wide. Yet, he has always excelled at documenting America, as in this book. I highly recommend it.

Stephen
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Y. Kim on January 7, 2012
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This is a great book for anyone who loves football, not just for Huskers fans, but all football fans. It's visual story telling, a day in life of a team through Ken Jarecke eyes. Its photojournalism at best to document a team's season and put it in a book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Goldsmith on January 6, 2012
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This is far more than a "sports book" It is an intimate look at the extensive family of people that make a football game possible. In this case a whole season of games. Watching the Nebraska coach praying in a private corner outside the locker room before the game is one of many photos that gives the viewer a sense of being at the game AND being being "back stage" at the same time. Renowned photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke also showcases some of the best sports action photography I have seen. Stunning moments on the field. The historical aspect of this book should also be mentioned. It is the last season the storied Nebraska team played in the big 12 before entering the Big 10. This book is a "must have" for all Nebraska fans an anyone who loves football amd great photography. These photographs are simply amazing!Husker Game Day 2010 - Farewell Big Twelve ("Husker Game Day", 2010)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Bentz on January 6, 2012
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If you want a unique pictographic retrospection of last year's season, look no further. Kenneth Jarecke's documentation of the Huskers is unmatched. The images away from the action often amuse and enlighten. From the action shots, you'll find many up close details not elicited in other day-to-day images of our boys on the gridiron. It's truly hard for me to decide which images I like best. Kenneth has done an excellent job of really capturing the essence of each game and of Husker Football in general.

I for one hope that the Kenneth turns this into a season-by-season series. I've already enjoyed immensely the images and the idea that I own a limited edition that will surely be a collectible.
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