Walter Iooss Jr.

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Walter Iooss Jr.
Walter Iooss Jr. Walter Iooss was born May 15th 1943 in Temple, Texas, but moved to East Orange, New Jersey at the age of 5. Walter is best known for his photos on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. His first picture to be on the cover of Sports
Illistrated was at the age of 20 years old of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Art
Mahaffey.
From 1968 to 1972, Walter was an in
house photographer for Atlantic Records in
New York City. He photographed athletes
like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis
Joplin. Around 1982 Walter was recuited by
fujifilm to work on extended studies on
thletes who were preparing for the 1984
Summer Olympics in L.A. This two and a
half year project required him to leave his
postion on the staff of Sports Illustrated and
finished with the publication of the book
Shooting for the Gold.
During the 1980ʼs Iooss was
commissioned to photograph advertising
campaigns for Camal cigarettes. Then in
1993 Ioossʼ work was featured on 27
baseball cards in an upper deck set named
“The Iooss Collection.” Even though Iooss
usually photographs popular athletes and
models, Iooss also photographs kids from
Cuba playing basketball in the streets, and
also trys to catch the “raw desire” of Thai
kickboxers. Iooss says “the real joy of photography is these moments. Im always
looking for freedom, the search for the one on one. Thatʼs when your insticts
come out.”
Around 2004 Iooss recived a Lucie award for Lifetime Achievement in
Sports Photography. And also he has been published in a number of books,
Diamond Dreams, and Heaven, in 2010.
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Atlanta Olympics 1996 Tony Holt 2001 Juan Marachal 1961