The Olympic Games produce an untold number of breathtaking images: athletes at work and rest, events from ski-jumping and bobsleighing, sporting facilities, venues from rugged mountains to indoor ice-rinks, and unique moments that allow the viewer to share the passion of the Olympic Games.
Photographers John Huet, David Burnett, Jason Evans and Mine Kasapoglu Puhrer were granted access to the training zones and accompanied the athletes as they prepared for their events before the arrival of the crowds. These unconventional images show the intensity of training and the mental state of the Olympians. The photos are accompanied by detailed commentaries by the photographers, describing the thought and planning behind the images, and the exact moment when the images were captured.
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David Burnett has covered numerous conflicts for Time magazine, as well as every Summer Olympic Games since 1984.
Jason Evans’s work has been recognised by American Photography, the International Photography Awards, Photo District News, and American Photographic Artists.
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.
Mine Kasapoglu Puhrer is a travelling freelance photographer who has been covering the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games since 2002.