A Year in Sports: From the Rose Bowl to Figure Skating

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Neil Leifer is a master of the art of sports photography. Among his wellknown images is a victorious Muhammad Ali having just defeated Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine, considered by many the best sports picture of all time. More than forty-five years after publishing Leifer's first photograph in Sports Illustrated, the current editor assigned him to go on a year-long shooting spree. It was a chance for Leifer to go back in time and shoot many of the same events that he had photographed in the past. The awesome ...

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Overview

Neil Leifer is a master of the art of sports photography. Among his wellknown images is a victorious Muhammad Ali having just defeated Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine, considered by many the best sports picture of all time. More than forty-five years after publishing Leifer's first photograph in Sports Illustrated, the current editor assigned him to go on a year-long shooting spree. It was a chance for Leifer to go back in time and shoot many of the same events that he had photographed in the past. The awesome results of his coverage of thirty-two extraordinary events over the course of a year are featured in this captivating book. Included are such exciting events as the World Series, the British Open at St. Andrews, Scotland, the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, the Daytona 500, Wimbledon, and the Tour de France. Supplementing these recent images are vintage pictures from Leifer's archives that illustrate how sports and sports photography have changed over the decades.
Award-winning sportswriter Frank Deford provides a lively, anecdotal introduction commenting on Leifer's artistry, composition, and ability to freeze time in just the right moment. In addition, Leifer contributes a preface providing insight into his remarkable career witnessing the world's greatest sports competitions and also offers introductions to each month's celebrated events.
For anyone who loves sports or great sports photography, this is a must-have book or prized gift.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780789209030
  • Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/15/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Neil Leifer

Introduction by Frank Deford

JANUARY: The Rose Bowl • The Orange Bowl NFL Championship Game
FEBRUARY: The Super Bowl • The Daytona 500
MARCH: Spring training Mohammed Ali and Neil Leifer
APRIL: NCAA Final Four • The Masters in Augusta • Baseball Opener with President Bush throwing the first ball • The Penn Relays
MAY: The Kentucky Derby • 40th Anniversary of the Ali vs. Liston Fight in Lewiston, Maine
JUNE: NBA playoffs • Mike Tyson vs Kevin McBride • Laila Ali vs Erin Toughill • Wimbleton
JULY: Tour de France • The British Open at St. Andrews, Scotland
AUGUST: The Hambletonian
SEPTEMBER: U.S. Tennis Open • Red Sox vs. Yankees
OCTOBER: Montreal Canadians vs. N.Y. • Rangers at Madison Square Garden • Cotton Bowl----Texas vs. Oklahoma in Dallas • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys in Dallas • Sumo Wrestling at Madison Square Garden • The World Series
NOVEMBER: Boca Jets Pee Wee Football • Giants vs. Vikings at the Meadowlands
DECEMBER: USC vs UCLA football at the Los Angeles Coliseum • Rocky Balboa --Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Tarver film fight scenes • U.S. Figure Skating Challenge-- Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen in Boston • Colts vs. Chargers in Indianapolis with QB Peyton Manning

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