A new exhibition focuses not just on the athletes and their amazing feats of skill, but on the talented photographers who capture those athletes in motion in defining moments with true artistry. "Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present," at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, features approximately 230 images from around the world by more than 170 photographers. The exhibition celebrates the photographers behind many of the most memorable images we have seen in, what the museum calls, the most thorough sports photography exhibition ever. The show runs through January 8, 2017.
Gail Buckland, the exhibit curator, calls still photographers "masters of moments" and states, "It is the photographers who give sports its indelible images." These artists capture the full range of human emotions on display, everything from courage to endurance, to pain and jubilation.
Avi Torres of Spain sets off at the start of the 200m freestyle heats, Paralympic Games, Athens, Sept. 1, 2004 - photographed by Bob Martin for Sports Illustrated.