Redhawks News · Check it out: The new sports photography exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum!


Robert Riger (American, 1924–1995). The Golden Arm, Johnny Unitas, 1958. Gelatin silver print, 12 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (32.4 x 46.4 cm). Collection of the artist. © Robert Riger. Courtesy of the Robert Riger Living Trust

On October 27th, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) opened their newest exhibit, Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to Present.

The exhibit, organized by the Brooklyn Museum, explores the ways that sports photography has evolved since the invention of photography, while capturing the intense emotions that come with the game.

With over 200 photos spanning over the past 175 years, Who Shot Sports combines the work of over 150 photographers. From old to new, sections range from The Beginning of Sports Photography, to Fans and Followers, to The Olympics. The photos included tell some incredible stories within a single frame.

Bob Martin (British, born 1959). Serena, 2004, printed 2016. Inkjet print, 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. (21.6 x 32.8cm). Courtesy Bob Martin

The exhibit will be at the Grand Rapids Art Museum until January 13, 2019, perfect for a holiday trip.

Get a sneak peek at some of the images you can expect at the exhibition here, and if you’re interested in seeing the exhibit with your team or family,  you can purchase advance tickets at the link below, or at the door.

Buy Ticketshttp://www.artmuseumgr.org/2017/10/16/who-shot-sports-a-photographic-history-1843-to-the-present/