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- 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.
- 06 - 02 - 12
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.
- 04 - 04 - 12
After years of working in Beijing, photographer Boris Austin had an urge to reconnect with what was happening in his native Britain. He returned to London in January and found athletes training for the upcoming Summer Olympics.
- 02 - 20 - 12
Outside of the United States, more Major League Baseball players are born in the Dominican Republic than any other country. For many Dominicans, the sport is seen as one of the only ways to escape poverty. Photojournalist Billy Weeks started documenting the passion for baseball in the Caribbean nation in 2008.