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|| News Item: Posted 2008-04-29

Sports Shooter News & Notes
By Robert Hanashiro, Sports Shooter

Photo by
Eppridge's New Kennedy Book Due May 6
Long-time Sports Illustrated and Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge has a new book, A Time It Was: Bobby Kennedy In The Sixties. Due out officially in June, the book is now available through

"Last May, my wife (Adrienne Aurichio) who is an experienced picture editor, began to edit boxes of slides that had been in storage for 40 years," Bill said last week, "Among the things she found were hundreds of color slides of Robert Kennedy and his campaign from 1968. These had been returned to me by Life magazine shortly after Kennedy died. I had been working on a book a year later when a canyon fire destroyed most of my house in Laurel Canyon, along with many of the pictures that I was planning to include in my book.

"For years, I thought that all my pictures had been destroyed, but what I found out recently was that the staff from the Los Angeles bureau of Life had come over to help me recover what was left, and they had packed the remaining pictures for me. I shipped everything to a storage facility, and never opened those boxes again until I moved a few years ago."

Once Bill and Adrienne (credited as the editor of the book) realize the treasure trove they had, they decided it was a good time to update Bill's original Kennedy book, The Last Campaign published in 1993.

"I don't think anyone has ever done a photographic book on Robert Kennedy that encompasses everything from the 1968 campaign and untimely end," Bill said, "The story is really an epic poem, and surpasses what I did in 1993-the unpublished images bring the campaign to life and reveal moments that would be difficult to photograph in today's presidential campaigns. The access that I had is not available anymore."

A 12-page excert of the book will be featured in the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which should be on newsstands on May 6. For more information about the book, exhibitions, appearances and signings by Bill, check out his blog at:

See an excerpt from the book on the Vanity Fair website:

Bill has been a good "friend of Sports Shooter" and his presentations at the "Last Luau" in 2004 were the highlight of that event. For a cool little peek at Bill's presentation at the "Last Luau", check out the short highlight videos that are on my member page by Myung Chun: (

and Brad Shirakawa:

As has been written in previous issues of Sports Shooter, you never know what you have stashed away in those boxes around your house or office. "A lesson to be learned from this project: photographers who have amassed a large body of work that might be sitting untouched somewhere-there are gems to be found in your archive if you take the time to go through it," Epp added.

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Info Posted For Non-Accredited Journalists Heading To Olympic Games
Asia-based photographer David McIntyre passed along some info "for all those that want to come for Olympics, but don't have accreditation".

The Foreign Correspondents Club of China received notification recently regarding the registration process for non-accredited media hoping to report in China during the 2008 Olympics --- that is, media WITHOUT IOC accreditation.

The notice strongly urges journalists hoping to enter China to work during this August's Summer Olympic Games to register before May 20.

For registration and detailed information, check this web link:

This information pertains to registering journalists coming to China. If you are not already credentialed to cover the games, you must obtain a temporary journalists visa (J-2) and provide that information at the time of registration.

For contact information:
Contact information for the Accreditation Center of the 2008 Beijing International Media Center:

Telephone: 86-10-88602008 (available from 8:00am - 8:00pm China local time, GMT+7)

Fax: 86-10-88602009


Address: Ge Hua Kai Yuan Grand Hotel, 19 Zhong Gulou Wai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100011, People's Republic of China

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Photo by Jordan Murph / Sports Shooter

Photo by Jordan Murph / Sports Shooter

Sports Shooter Academy faculty members Robert Hanashiro (left) and Matt Brown (center) help workshop students get ready to cover the Big West Soccer Tournament at Cal State Long Beach during Sports Shooter Academy III.
Sports Shooter Academy Boot Camp in September?
We are in the early stages of planning the next Sports Shooter educational program and I am asking for your help.

The Sports Shooter Academy Boot Camp is tentatively scheduled for September 12 - 13, 2008 in Southern California. The format of the Boot Camp will be two day-long workshops on two specific topics.

Day 1 will be a lighting seminar where participants will divided into small groups (6-8) and will rotate through several portrait shooting situations. Participants will be designing their own lighting and shooting subjects under the guidance of a workshop faculty member. There will be 3 - 4 different situations the groups will rotate through during the day. Lighting will range from "in the bag"-small strobes all the way up to multiple power-pack Dyna-Lites. In the evening the faculty will help participants edit their work, providing critiques and advance one-on-one. The best work of the day will be shown at the end of the evening and prizes awarded to the top photos.

Day 2 will be a football seminar, with participants shooting a local junior college game under the guidance of the Boot Camp faculty. The day will begin with a lecture on the intricacies of shooting football before heading off to the stadium. The evening will be comprised of editing and one-on-one critiques. The best work of the day will be shown at the end of the evening session and prizes will be given to recognize the top photographs.

These two workshops will be available to be taken individually or you will be able to register for both. A pricing structure will offer a discount if you register for both sessions. The Boot Camp is open to both working photographers and college students.

Nikon has agreed to sponsor the Sports Shooter Academy Boot Camp and DYna-Lite will be supporting the lighting session. Both companies will have equipment available to loan to participants to use during the workshop.

If you are interested in attending the Boot Camp, please email me to let me know:

As I mentioned earlier, this event at the moment is tentative. If there is enough photographers and college students that want to hang out for the weekend, learn about different lighting techniques and/or sharpen your football shooting we will hold this educational program.


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