Wimbledon: The Pinnacle of Sport

by Ian Hewitt
Wimbledon: The Pinnacle of Sport

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Wimbledon: The Pinnacle of Sport features a selection of some of the best photography of The Championships since The All England Club created its own photographic department - under the stewardship of acclaimed ad award-winning sports photographer Bob Martin - in 2005. The photographic selection is a combination of classic images from a golden era of tennis - when the men's game was dominated by four of the sport's all-time greats (Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who became Britain's first gentlemen's singles champion for 77 years in 2013) and the women's game was blessed by the sport-changing force of nature that was the Williams sisters in their prime - and more recent views and atmospheric vignettes that capture the unique look and feel of The Championships in Wimbledon as it is today. Curated by former All England Club Chairman, Ian Hewitt, and Photographic Chief Bob Martin, the stunning images in this book have been taken by some of the world's best photographers during a period when - in parallel with the sport unfolding on the grass in front of their lenses - the rapid evolution of digital photography has taken their craft to a whole new level. While most of the work of the All England Club's photographic team is inevitably viewed digitally these days - on the official website or via its various social media feeds - printing them on the highest quality art paper in a large format book presents them in a whole new light. This is sports photography in its purest form with page after page of beautiful, breath-taking images in which readers will be able to lose themselves for hours in the detail. To complement what is the pinnacle of sports photography, celebrated American tennis writer Christopher Clarey has penned an evocative and very personal essay in which he has captured the essence of what makes Wimbledon and The Championships so uniquely special.
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Wimbledon: The Pinnacle of Sport features a selection of some of the best photography of The Championships since The All England Club created its own photographic department - under the stewardship of acclaimed ad award-winning sports photographer Bob Martin - in 2005. The photographic selection is a combination of classic images from a golden era of tennis - when the men's game was dominated by four of the sport's all-time greats (Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who became Britain's first gentlemen's singles champion for 77 years in 2013) and the women's game was blessed by the sport-changing force of nature that was the Williams sisters in their prime - and more recent views and atmospheric vignettes that capture the unique look and feel of The Championships in Wimbledon as it is today. Curated by former All England Club Chairman, Ian Hewitt, and Photographic Chief Bob Martin, the stunning images in this book have been taken by some of the world's best photographers during a period when - in parallel with the sport unfolding on the grass in front of their lenses - the rapid evolution of digital photography has taken their craft to a whole new level. While most of the work of the All England Club's photographic team is inevitably viewed digitally these days - on the official website or via its various social media feeds - printing them on the highest quality art paper in a large format book presents them in a whole new light. This is sports photography in its purest form with page after page of beautiful, breath-taking images in which readers will be able to lose themselves for hours in the detail. To complement what is the pinnacle of sports photography, celebrated American tennis writer Christopher Clarey has penned an evocative and very personal essay in which he has captured the essence of what makes Wimbledon and The Championships so uniquely special.

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