On April 17th, my colleague Brad Mangin and I will be presenting a slide show program of our work during the first annual “Photography Education Day” at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
My good friend Brad is an absolutely stellar action photographer who lives in the Bay Area, and shoots baseball for Sports Illustrated and MLB. For over 20 years, Brad has been making iconic baseball images, and understands the game , players (and good light….) better than any photographer I know. I'm honored to be presenting this program with him.
I, of course worked at The Sporting News from 1996-2006, shooting over 200 covers for them, including many cover portraits of baseball players. I’ve had a couple of winning photos enshrined in the hall from the annual Baseball Hall of Fame Photo contest, so I’m looking forward to finally visiting their vast baseball archive in Cooperstown.
We were invited to give a joint photography presentation, with Brad handling the action photography, and me talking about portraiture. We’ll both tell stories of some of the great games we covered and of course, some behind the scenes stories about the famous (and infamous…) players we’ve both dealt with over the years.
Baseball photography has a rich history, and we’ll also be producing and presenting a short educational program on the History of Photography in Baseball.
Here’s a link to our program on the Hall of Fame website. For more information, please call 888-HALL-OF-FAME