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


From: May 6, 2018 at 12:00pm to: 12:03pm


Visions of incredible strength and poise; agony, euphoria and the drama and beauty of sports captured in time by sports photographers.

In May, the Allentown Art Museum will bring to the Lehigh Valley one of the largest exhibitions in its history. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum in New York, this vivid display of photography at its finest captures some of the most famous and meaningful events in sports over the last two centuries. Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present features more than 200 sports images from nations around the globe. In fact, it is the most thorough exhibition of sports photographers ever organized.

From Muhammad Ali, Sandy Koufax and Johnny Unitas to a pick-up game of soccer in Guinea-Bussau, Who Shot Sports captures its subject’s universal appeal. It is an experience of athletics, art and culture that is not to be missed.

From the distinguished photographic historian and curator of Who Shot Rock and Roll comes an exhibition of photographs chronicling the finest of sports photography and the revealing moments that spectators sometimes don’t get to see. The Allentown Art Museum presents curator Gail Buckland’s selection of photographs chosen for their aesthetic, cultural and historical significance, including images of many different sports from around the world, names you will easily recognize, events that you will recall or never forget and scenes that will surprise you.

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