Title

Review of Mike O'Mahony, Photography and Sport

Document Type

Review

Publication Date

2-9-2020

Department 1

English

Abstract

Writing in the academic journal Historical Social Research, Mike O'Mahony, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of Bristol, observes, "Sport, as a cultural manifestation, might be regarded as primarily a visual experience. … Yet, whilst the material legacy of sport's visual culture provides an extensive and highly valuable resource for research, this has to date been largely untapped" (28). O'Mahony's new book, Photography and Sport, an Exposures monograph published by Reaktion Books, taps that resource. Exposures has published twenty-two editions to date that explore photography from thematic perspectives. O'Mahony makes a strong case for sport as a visual experience, from the beginning of photography to the digital age. [excerpt]

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