Topic: sports photography

Image: Mario Balotelli by Levon Biss for TIME
The Backstory

Behind the Cover: Photographing Super Mario

Levon Biss photographed soccer star Mario Balotelli for this week’s cover of TIME International.

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Howard Schatz
Toolbox

At the Fights: How Howard Schatz Gets His Best Boxing Shots

In his six-year journey to comprehensively capture the world of professional boxing, Howard Schatz experimented with flash, lighting, shutter speed—and even threw water, salt and powder on the athletes—to create the stroboscopic effect in his latest images.

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Andreas Gursky / Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, New York
Out There

Big Shots: Photography at ‘The Sports Show’

Can you really mount a worthwhile retrospective of sports photography without some of the most iconic athletes and moments? Turns out you can. In fact, “The Sports Show,” a photography and new-media exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is better off for it.

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Charles M. Conlon—Sporting News
Out There

The Golden Age of Baseball: Photographs by Charles M. Conlon

As the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals face off in the first game of the World Series Wed. evening, TIME looks back at images of America’s favorite pastime.

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Robert Beck—Sports Illustrated
The Backstory

The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals: A View from Sports Illustrated

The morning after the seventh and final game of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, LightBox spoke with Sports Illustrated about photographing championship hockey and editing on deadline.

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Greg Nelson / Sports Illustrated
The Backstory

What Makes a Great Basketball Picture? A View of the NBA Finals from Sports Illustrated

What makes a great basketball picture? A view of the NBA Finals from Sports Illustrated photo editor Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli.

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