London 2012

GBP £10.95

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Specification

Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-907804-69-4

80 Pages

180 x 180 mm (7 ⅛ x 7 ⅛ in)

53 photographs

In association with the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne

September 2015

Description

This first volume in a series celebrating the Olympic Games presents stunning photographs from London 2012

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American photographers John Huet and David Burnett were commissioned by the International Olympic Committee to cover the London Olympic Games of 2012 and were given considerable artistic and technical freedom. The result is a series of great photos that capture moments in time: images with a story behind them and pictures that contribute to our Olympic heritage.

This volume features stunning behind-the-scenes photographs of Olympic athletes preparing for and executing their incredible physical feats. These unconventional images show the intensity of training and preparation and the mental state of the Olympians. The full colour photos are accompanied by detailed commentaries by the photographers, describing the thought and planning behind the image, and the exact moment when the images were captured.

In English and French

Not available in the USA or PRC

Author biographies

David Burnett has covered numerous conflicts for Time magazine, as well as every Summer Olympic Games since 1984.

John Huet began photographing competitive athletes over 25 years ago. In 2004 he was selected by the IOC to cover the Games and capture their spirit.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Putting in the Work
  3. Moments in Time
  4. Action
  5. Photographers
  6. Photo Credits