Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present Hardcover – July 5, 2016
Collectible Photography Books
The 10 Most Collectible Photography Books of All Time. Learn more on AbeBooks.com.
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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.”
“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)
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.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Buckland divides his material into chapters on 'The Decisive Moment,' 'Fans and Followers,' 'Portraits,' 'Off the Field' and so on. After a brief introduction, each chapter then presents vintage b&w and color photographs on the subject along with bios of the photographers themselves. While many of the photogs are well known, others are amateurs that happened to be in the right time and place to capture the moment.
The 280 photos featured range from Babe Ruth's farewell to fly fishing in Montenegro, Tough Guy competitors to studio shots of Tinker/Evers/Chance, an Olympic downhill skier about to experience "the agony of defeat" to Muhammed Ali triumphing over Sonny Liston, a bloodied bull fighter to a female swimmer circa 1907. They are a wondrous mix of posed and spontaneous, you-are-there shots that capture sports in all its glory and heartache. Visually the book is a delight.
In short, WHO SHOT SPORTS is a unique, appealing photo-guide to sports in all its aspects, professional and amateur. Highly recommended.
9,800 Helpful Votes!