Walter Iooss’ “Athlete” opens tomorrow at Newseum

If you’re planning to visit D.C. sometime over the next three months and you’re a fan of Walter’s work, stop by the Newseum. He’s chosen just over 40 of his favorite images from throughout his career for an exhibition that opens there tomorrow. As the press release for “Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss” points out, Walter’s photos have appeared on the cover of SI more than 300 times—pretty much a record. Everyone’s got their favorite Iooss photos, but it’ll be interesting to which ones the photographer himself regards as most memorable.

In addition to classic images of sports greats, the show also features Walter’s personal diaries and commentary on the photos. The Newseum—a 250,000-sqaure-foot museum dedicated to news, newsmakers, and the chroniclers of both—has produced a video interview with Walter to accompany the exhibition. Click on the photo below to watch it online.


The Newseum is also hosting “Woodstock at 40: The Rise of Music Journalism,” which, like Walter’s show, will be up through December 31. Apparently, they’ll be showing rarely exhibited photos and “artifacts.” Far out.

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