Through January 8, 2017, photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue are shown in the exhibition “Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present” at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Driven to freeze action and portray what the naked eye alone cannot see, sports photographers have an important place in the history of photography.
This exhibition highlights sports photographers who, their skills honed from years of practice, are capable of capturing a fleeting moment and making it memorable, often from a surprising or revealing point of view capture the most memorable the moments in the history of sports, from disappointment to extreme joy. This exhibition, which opened July 15, offers the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography in the world. The 230 selected photographers from around the world by curator Gail Buckland include not only iconic sports images but also little-known photographs by such artists as Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans or W. Eugene Smith.
A companion book published by Alfred A. Knopf accompanies the exhibition.