25 MAY - 19 NOVEMBER 2017

The Art of Sports Photography

Shortly before the arrival of summer, The Olympic Museum will be exploring sports photos from various angles, through those who create them and the resulting images themselves.

“To take a photograph, you have to focus
your head, your eye and your heart.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson



A whole programme:

  • “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the present” exhibition in the “Focus” space (level 1)
    A journey through the history and evolution of photography from 1843 to the present day via cultural, historical and aesthetic perspectives
    Touring exhibition organised by the Brooklyn Museum in New York, a result of the research conducted by photography historian Gail Buckland.
  • Rio 2016,The Olympic Games Through the Photographer's Lens” exhibition in the “Galerie” (level 2)
    A selection of images from the Rio 2016 Games, taken by photographers John Huet (USA), David Burnett (USA), Jason Evans (USA) and Mine Kasapoglu Puhrer (TUR).
    Three men and one woman who travelled back and forth across Rio and the Olympic sites over three weeks. As well as visiting the areas that were open to accredited media, they were granted access to the training zones and were able to accompany the athletes as they prepared for their events – even at the competition venues, before the arrival of the crowds.
  • “Photographers photographed” exhibition in the “Art Lounge” (level -1)
    To give a face to those who immortalise the Olympic Games, the athletes and the small and great moments.
  • “Anamorphosis” in the park
    A fun and participative touch: photos distorted by anamorphosis, for which visitors need to find the exact angle to view the photos and can effectively step into the shot, giving the illusion that they are actually standing next to the Olympic athletes
  • Coached tours of the exhibition, exhibition support material, workshops and educational resources for schools on the theme “I Shot Sport”.
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  • A special “Sports Photography” weekend on 2 and 3 September, with film screenings, friendly meet-ups, activities for youngsters, chats with the Rio Games photographers, a concert, etc.

And this is merely a brief glimpse of what’s to come… Watch this space!