Video: Walter Iooss on capturing one of Sports Illustrated’s “100 Greatest Sports Photos”

Chicago, 1988: Before dunking the ball, Michael Jordan signaled to Walter Iooss, who captured this dramatic photo.

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As part of its “100 Greatest Greatest Sports Photos” package, Sports Illustrated interviewed Walter Iooss about capturing his iconic 1988 shot of Michael Jordan dunking the ball from the foul line (above). As Walter explains it, the exhilarating photo was a sort of collaboration between him and the basketball great. Click here or on the screenshot below to watch the interview.

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Click on the screenshot to watch a brief Sports Illustrated video interview with Walter Iooss.

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And for another perspective on Walter’s passion for sports photography, go here to listen to a short clip of venerable photo editor Karen Mullarkey talking about how Walter was so young when he started shooting sporting events—just 15 or 16 years old—that he had to rely on his dad to drive him to the games, and then he had to talk his way past people dubious about his being a kid…

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