Thursday, December 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The story of Sports Illustrated magazine and that of fabled photographer Walter Iooss Jr. were woven together for most of the last 65 years. In fact, you could almost explore the whole history of modern sports through the camera lens of Iooss, who shot his first photo for the iconic magazine as a teenager. Even as media pivots toward new methods of recording history, there remains nothing more durable than the power and artistry of the still photograph – and by extension, the power of Iooss’s eye. Join us as former editor-in-chief Chris Stone, who worked at Sports Illustrated for 27 years, shares his personal stories about Iooss and the art of capturing those unforgettable moments in sports.
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext.2129 or email us.
In October, Chris Stone capped a 27-year career at Sports Illustrated, the last seven as its Editor-in-Chief. During that period, Stone oversaw several of the biggest exclusive stories at the nexus of sports and the broader culture, including the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs in base-ball, the intersection of sports and the #MeToo movement and the first openly gay male athlete in a North American sports league. Stone also helped lead the transformation of Sports Illustrated from a print magazine-first company to a digital leader that now reaches more than 50 million across its digital and video platforms. Stone, a Mystic resident and graduate of The Williams School, lives in New York City with his wife and two teenaged children and counts Walter Iooss Jr. as a good friend.