Relentless: The Stories behind the Photographs (Focus on American History)
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|Number of Pages||:||400 Pages|
But, in the end, the treat is Neil and the great work he creates." (John Skipper, president of ESPN) . He has invited me twice to join him at Rao’s, where he has treated me to a fabulous evening filled with wonderful food, wine, and sparkling conversation. After all, he’s been taking pictures around the world for more than forty years. His photograph of Muhammad Ali standing over the fallen Sonny Liston is the most legendary sports photograph of the twentieth century." (Frank Deford, author and journalist)"Neil was most definitely the best sports photographer of his generation." (Harry Benson, photographer)"If you mix together eq
Currently he is a full-time filmmaker, producer, and director. Neil Leifer is a recipient of the prestigious Lucie Award for Achievement in Sports Photography and of the Britton Hadden Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to Time Inc. journalism. He is also the first photographer ever e
Starting with his shot of Baltimore Colt Alan Ameche scoring the game-winning touchdown against the New York Giants during sudden death overtime in the 1958 NFL Championship game at Yankee Stadium—taken on Leifer's sixteenth birthday—he tells enthralling, often hilarious stories of getting to the right place at the right time to capture many of the legendary athletes of the twentieth century, including Mickey Mantle, Arthur Ashe, Willie Mays, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Namath, and Arnold Palmer, as well as shooting presidential and celebrity portraits and covering a variety of subjects for Time. Neil Leifer is the best-known sports photographer of the past half century. Beginning in 1960, his pictures have regularly appeared in every major national magazine, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, LIFE, Newsweek, and, most often, Sports Illustrated and Time, and his photographs have run on over two hundred Sports Illustrated, Time, and People covers. Leifer has photographed sixteen Olympic Games, fifteen Kentucky Derbies, countless World Series, the first twelve Super Bowls, four FIFA World Cups, and every important he
"They did not disappoint, but the highlight was the author's narratives" according to Thomas Renner. First bought the book with high expectations for the photos. They did not disappoint, but the highlight was the author's narratives. And the many covers from SI and Time evoked memory after memory. The book's cover photo of Ali was especially poignant given his death in recent days. Thank you Neil!. "Terrific testaments from a great image maker" according to Sleepy Reagan. This is not a coffee table book, it is more a of a memoir with images. But, the stories that Leifer tells about his subjects, or pursuing a shot, or relationships are terrific. There are so many great stories about not only his images but his experiences. Leifer might not be the greatest photographer, but his images are iconic, and the stories behind the images make them legendary.. "A Great Tribute to Athletics" according to Catherine B. Temple. Great bookphotos as well as text! A must for every sports fanatic. Leifer's photographs are phenomenal and the stories behind these accomplished athletes a tribute to their drive and diligence.