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Mike Belleme has been skateboarding since he was 12 years old. He was so caught up in the daily grind of skating that pursuing a long-term documentary project on it didn’t occur to him until it a friend suggested it years later. Since then, he has been trying to capture the essence of street skating.
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Just off the coast of the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the waves at Teahupoo are commonly referred to as the heaviest in the world. They're also among the most dangerous, breaking over a razor-sharp reef just a few feet below the surface. Photographer Tim McKenna captures surfers braving the deadly conditions.
- 07 - 20 - 12
At 11, Claressa Shields decided she wanted to box. At 17, she is the youngest female competing in the women’s boxing arena at the 2012 Olympics in London. Zackary Canepari, along with Drea Cooper and Sue Jaye Johnson, document the teenage boxer as she trains, competes and lives the life of a normal teenager.
- 07 - 14 - 12
Neil Leifer, considered one of the greatest sports photographers in history, has photographed 15 Olympics since 1964, eight summer and seven winter. It’s a unique opportunity to shoot events that go unnoticed during off-years, he said.
- 06 - 30 - 12
When Donald Miralle heads to the London Olympics next month, he’ll be among hundreds of photographers fighting for the best images of each moment. “For photographers who haven’t been to an Olympics before … I truthfully can say it’s the hardest thing they will ever shoot,” he says.
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Photographer Carlos Serrao first started shooting Olympic athletes ahead of the 2004 Summer Games in Athens. He took portraits of 37 competitors in five countries over the course of six weeks. With the Olympic torch set to reach London’s stadium on July 27, he has had a similarly busy schedule this past year.
- 05 - 14 - 12
After covering the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland, Anthony Suau met boxing coach Fred Wilson, a blue-collar worker striving to make a difference for the at-risk youth in his neighborhood. “Coach Fred stood out as a pinnacle in the middle of a very dangerous area,” Suau said.
- 05 - 11 - 12
Off the coast of the Cayman Islands this week, Logan Mock-Bunting photographed an international freediving competition and witnessed iron-lung athletes break breath-holding records. An experienced freediver, he shot the underwater event without an air tank.