FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2019
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM FEATURES MAJOR EXHIBITION OF SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY WALTER IOOSS
New London – Walter Iooss Jr., photographer and longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated, has been called the “poet laureate of sports.” He has captured the thrill, triumph, and complexity of athletic achievement for over 50 years. Iooss began his career in 1961 at the age of 17, and he has produced a remarkable body of work in the decades since, documenting pivotal moments and shooting iconic athletes in introspective portraits.
The exhibition LEGENDS: the Sports Photography of Walter Iooss will open with an evening reception at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St, on Sept. 20 from 5 – 7 p.m., and will remain on view through Jan. 12, 2020. The reception is free for museum members, and non-members are $10. To RSVP, please call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129.
Including more than 60 photographs of some of Iooss’ best work from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition celebrates such greats as Willie Mays, Muhammad Ali, Wilt Chamberlin, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Serena Williams, among many others. The photographs are recent acquisitions, gifts to the Lyman Allyn’s collection from multiple donors in 2017 and 2018.