Neil Leifer, a legendary sports journalism photographer, has released the trade edition of his book, “Guts & Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, 1958-1978,” published by Taschen. Auto Body Repair Shop King of Prussia . seattle apartments .
Leifer is best known for his photograph from Muhammad Ali’s match against Sonny Liston, where Ali towers over Liston. Even while capturing boxing’s most iconic image, Leifer is still best known for his photographs of football. In 1958, on his 16th birthday, Leifer captured the game-winning “Sudden Death” touchdown by Alan Ameche, the game known as “the greatest ever played,” giving football its edge in taking over as America’s new sport, surpassing baseball.
With sixteen published books under his belt since 1978, this collection of photographs represents his best from over 10,000 rolls of film for the sport. Leifer adds more than 200 Sports Illustrated, Time, and People covers to his name. His photo essay and cover for Time magazine in July 1984 with an Olympic Preview became one of the largest photo essays published. Some special projects include feature film photography for The Longest Yard, Rocky II and III, Staying Alive, and White Men Can’t Jump, just to name a few. Leifer is also a 2006 Lucie Award Honoree for Achievement in Sports.
As Bob Costas said, “If you are a sports fan, you have to be a Neil Leifer admirer, for you have been seeing his pictures and they’ve been shaping your impressions and memories for five decades.”
The book signing will be held at the ESPN Zone in the new L.A. Live in Downtown on Sep. 22, 2011 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For photos and details of how to purchase the book, please visit Taschen.