From the undisputed kings of photography!
Combining all the romance and adventure of a road trip with the intensity and drama of a football cup final, Magnum Cycling celebrates the great photographers who have captured the personalities, emotions and iconic moments from the thrilling sport of cycling. Edited by road cycling photography expert and writer Guy Andrews, Magnum Cycling brings together a dazzling spectrum of colour and black and white images: from the agony of defeat to the ecstasy of victory and from carnival atmospheres to dramatic mountain passes, great cycling moments are shown on every page.
Organised thematically, each chapter in Magnum Cycling also features one ‘story’ of an iconic moment, event or scene: the Tour de France, track racing in the Velodrome, winter training and the revelry of the fans and crowds. The featured photographers’ motivations vary from simple curiosity to intensely commissioned reportage but it’s no surprise that some of the world’s finest photographers have covered the sport at some point in their careers; cycling provides the perfect subject for reportage, social documentary and street photography, happening, as it does, in real time and out on the streets. Cycling and photography share interesting parallels, culturally and historically and the Magnum archive contains work that is exceptional on both points.
Featuring international sporting legends, scenes, and landscapes captured by the heroes of photography, from Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa to John Vink and Harry Gruyaert, Magnum Cycling depicts cycling’s rich history and iconic events, from six-day races in Madison Square Garden in the 1930s to the latest Grand Tour races in France, Spain and Italy. Beautifully designed, Magnum Cycling will be an object desire for cycling obsessives whilst offering a Magnum master class in capturing the “sport of the people”.
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DAMN! I’m so excited to get my hands on a copy of this!