THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
THIS SPORTING LIFE Gerry Cranham, Photographer
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A beautiful photobook of the work of sports photographer Gerry Cranham

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This Sporting Life
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This Sporting Life brings together the work of legendary sports photographer Gerry Cranham in a beautiful 320-page hardback book.

Gerry Cranham was a both a master and pioneer of photography and This Sporting Life draws on his images of the 1960s and 1970s, two seismic decades of sport. Cranham covered this period in forensic detail and with incredible vigour, capturing the humanity as well as the thrill of sport while shooting everything from Highland games to Olympics. 

As well as Gerry’s amazing photography the book includes beguiling written contributions by The Times sports writer Henry Winter and acclaimed author Harry Pearson. The book is compiled by Mark Leech, curator of the Cranham Collection and Doug Cheeseman, graphic designer. 

Sporting greats featured include: Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, James Hunt, Olga Korbut, Bobby Moore, Gary Sobers, Tessa Sanderson and Red Rum. Era-defining events covered include: the 1966 World Cup, the 1972 Olympic Games, the Boat Race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, Wimbledon tennis, the Ryder Cup, the Grand National and Grasmere Country Sports. The list could go on.

During his career Cranham shot for the Observer, the Sunday TimesSports Illustrated, and Time Life and in 1971 his work was profiled in a solo exhibition at the V&A Museum, in London. This Sporting Life is the first comprehensive collection of Gerry Cranham’s work and is the definitive volume of his amazing career.
 
For many people the words ‘sports photography’ mean Cranham first and the others way behind.”
Sue Davies, The Photographers’ Gallery
 
This Sporting Life is available now.