As the 2016 Rio Olympics wrapped up on Aug. 21, so did the displays of celebration and heartbreak that came with it. But for those who don’t want the drama to end, look no further than the Brooklyn Museum, whose new show celebrates the beauty of sports and the people (and photographers) who love them.
“Who Short Sports: A Photographic History, 1943 to Present” features the theatrical work of studio photographers like Howard Schatz and Gerard Rancinan, alongside action shots by more traditional sports photographers. Sports shown range from the World Cup to ping-pong therapy.
As guest curator Gail Buckland noted, “The ancient Greeks celebrated their athletes, and the finest artists of antiquity preserved those athletes’ achievements. Today, it is the photographers who give sports its indelible image.”