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Vote: What are the greatest sports photographs of all time?
Kurt Vinion, Photographer
Berlin | Germany | | Posted: 4:09 AM on 08.17.03
->> The London Observer has a page devoted to what it feels are the top ten best sports photos of all time: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/top10photos/0,8561,1012739,00.html
The interesting thing about the photos is the photographers take on the image - including two imgaes from Neil Leifer! You can vote as well!
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Paul Kauk, Student/Intern, Photographer
Baton Rouge | LA | usa | Posted: 4:57 AM on 08.17.03
->> Kurt, that was a weird top 10, very Euro, I guess. I think out of that I like the Leifer Ali-Liston, but I think my all-time favorite sports photo is Babe Ruth retiring... That photograph put chills on me everytime.
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Brad Mangin, Photographer
Pleasanton | CA | USA | Posted: 5:10 AM on 08.17.03
->> I think it's pretty cool that one of our own favorites (and BIG Oakland A's fan), SportsShooter.com member Jed Jacobsohn gets the nod for his Holyfield/Ear photo (even though they misspelled his last name in the story).

Way to go Jed!!!
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Kurt Vinion, Photographer
Berlin | Germany | | Posted: 6:12 AM on 08.17.03
->> Very Euro indeed! Though I have to admit the Leifer photos have always been some of my favorites!
Congrats to Jed as well!
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Ken Murray, Photographer
Broomfield | CO | USA | Posted: 9:00 AM on 08.17.03
->> I like #3 and #10 for the action they capture. Kurt - Your SS page tells an incredible story that hits close to home for me. Do these kids have an opportunity to join the military if they make it to 17 or 18 yrs old and is that a good option for them to get off the street.
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Keith Simonian, Photographer
Lafayette | CA | USA | Posted: 9:46 AM on 08.17.03
->> Interesting, not one Olympic photo made it into the top 10. Maybe there aren't enough photographers covering Olympic events. :-)

On the other hand, there were 4 boxing photos in the top 10.
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Pat Farrington, Photographer
Ft. Collins | CO | USA | Posted: 10:30 AM on 08.17.03
->> Is it me or would some of those photos not even get a vote in the clip contest? #'s 6 and 9 do absolutely nothing for me and I'm not sure about #5 either. The two Neil Leifer photos, Jed Jacobsohn's photo, the Grand Prix and Roger Bannister photos are the only ones that I would agree with on this list.

But maybe it's just me.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Amherst | MA | USA | Posted: 11:50 AM on 08.17.03
->> No mention of Y.A. Tittle on his knees? Come on!

I demand a recall and a new election!
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Michael Fischer, Photographer
Spencer | Ia | USA | Posted: 12:01 PM on 08.17.03
->> The Y.A. Tittle shot was the very first image that came to mind.. Steve..do we start a recall campaign?

Michael (the other Fish)
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Dave Kennedy, Photographer
Nanuet | NY | US | Posted: 12:39 PM on 08.17.03
->> Sorry, did i miss something here...Bobby Orr wins the Stanley Cup jumps straight out..hands in front of him...the goalie in the same frame... that's the one
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | USA | Posted: 12:53 PM on 08.17.03
->> http://www.sportsshooter.com/news_story.html?id=228
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Michael McNamara, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 1:32 PM on 08.17.03
->> Kurt's right, kind of a euro bias. Three soccer photos, but no baseball, basketball or football? My list includes YA Tittle, Bobby Orr, Babe Ruth's goodbye speech and Fred Vuich's Tiger Woods photo.
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Hans Kilian, Photographer
Frederiksberg | Denmark | Denmark | Posted: 1:54 PM on 08.17.03
->> Great pictures, IMO.

Seeing the comment about Y. A. Tittle on his knees made me look him up in Google. I had no idea who he is/was.

I found an image of him on his knees and seeing that made me think about what makes a great sports photo. Either you can capture a great story in the image or you can remind the viewer of a great game or a great athlete with the image. I think the Y. A. Tittle picture reminds you guys of something, because I can't see a story in that image.

Also for an image to be considered for "world's best" it must speak to people all over the world. And let's face it: American football and baseball are not world-wide sports.

I think that the images chosen are well chosen. A little too much boxing, a little too much british and not enough olympics though. The Olympics are one of the only true world-wide sports events that I can think of.
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Peter Tarry, Photographer
croydon | Surrey | England | Posted: 3:24 PM on 08.17.03
->> i bought the observer this morning and thought the collection of pictures was pretty good but with no real surprises, most of the pictures chosen are well known over here but there are better chris smith pictures that i would have choosen .chris is one of the best sports photographers this country has ever produced,in his hayday in the 70s &80s his b+w pictures were simply breathtaking. as for there being few american sports pictures choosen it simply comes down to the fact that we dont see them,there is just not the intrest in the sports to run them in the papers here and magazines like sports illustrated are not sold here, how many american newspapers run pictures of premiership football or county cricket or rugby its the same thing . who knows a panel could choose fifty pictures in a years time and they could all be totally different its just so subjective .
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Nick Morrish, Photographer, Student/Intern
Cardiff | Wales | United Kingdom | Posted: 5:53 PM on 08.17.03
->> i gotta admit, i really liked the top ten- especially the maradona picture. for me, it sums up the player and the fear teams had facing him. i also like the barry mcguigan image.. and of course the two neil liefer ones. the hard copy of the observer had 50 sports images in the supplement, which was interesting to see. i didnt get a the paper myself, but i plan to "borrow" my friend's copy of the supplement.

nick
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Neal Vaughan, Photographer
St. Joseph | MI | USA | Posted: 6:27 PM on 08.17.03
->> I'm about as impressed with that top 10 list as I am with the Guardian's news coverage. A couple of greats shots, a couple of decent shots, and the rest....I agree with Pat, dont do anything for me.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
Amherst | MA | USA | Posted: 7:41 PM on 08.17.03
->> Hans:

You didn't know the Y.A. Tittle photo? Oh man, can we have your SS.com membership revoked? (OK, I am kidding, and obviously you being in Europe you probably did not grow up watching 4,000 different NFL shows on TV 10 months out of the year).

The photo is just one of the best American football photos ever....at least I think so, and I am sure many others probably agree.
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Robert Longhitano, Photographer
North Wales | PA | USA | Posted: 8:38 PM on 08.17.03
->> Morris Berman was the photographer that photographed the enduring image of Y.A. Tittle. HBO had documentary on sport photographs a while back and Mr. Berman told the story about that image and the fact that it was never published by the paper he worked for!

Unfortunately Mr. Berman has passed away and there's a nice article by Jon Thurber on the NPPA website:


http://www.nppa.org/newsbriefs/berman.html
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David G. McIntyre, Photographer
Hong Kong | ** | China | Posted: 8:54 PM on 08.17.03
->> Maybe we should have a Sportsshooter 10 best photos of all time?
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Michael McNamara, Photographer
Columbia | MO | USA | Posted: 9:34 PM on 08.17.03
->> Would it be possilbe for the next poll to include about 50 choices?
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Jason Kennedy, Student/Intern, Photographer
Billerica | MA | USA | Posted: 9:54 PM on 08.17.03
->> Dave, I'm with you and not just because we have the same last name. Bobby Orr, Stanley Cup. Come on.

JK
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