Monday, January 11, 2010


Hey sports fan, drop that hot wing!! I know that we're in the midst of the NFL playoffs, but right now you can see some of the most unforgettable sports images ever shot at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City (runs now until March 14th.) The Space, as it's becoming known, has put together the first two man show, featuring legendary sports photography titans; Neil Leifer & Walter Iooss. As teenagers in New York City, Leifer and Iooss incredibly used their neophyte camera talents (and a little luck) to hustled their way into working for a little magazine called, Sports Illustrated. Between the two, they have chronicled the greatest sporting events of the past 50 years; the World Series, Super Bowls, Olympics, Rumbles in the Jungles. You'll see images such as Leifer's iconic image of Muhammad Ali taunting his victory over fallen giant, Sonny Liston or Michael Jordan like a raptor, seamlessly flying through the air during the 1998 NBA slam dunk contest. You'll see all the greats here; Namath, Montana, Koufax, Berra, Foreman, Frazier, Magic, Bird, Palmer ... and yes, even Woods. This exhibit is a once in a lifetime event, try to see it if you can, you'll thank... well, me!... I'm the cat giving ya the heads up! In addition to the standard print gallery, the Space also features a digital theater as it's center piece, this enables the exhibit to show you a vast amount of images from the artists, via a slide show format (not to mention a 20 minute documentary on the two, that features sports greats, Joe Montana & Jackie Joyner Kersee.) So, if you're a sports fan or just a fan of photography, this exhibit of these two masters will  show you the best of the drama of the human spirit ... in a split second... in a single frame. 
The Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City
Phone - 213- 403-3000
Wed. - Sun. 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Admission - FREE
Parking with validation

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