Guzman photograph James Harden and Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets for the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Preview

  Read the story: “Better Call Paul. As last season ended, Chris Paul and James Harden had the same revelation: They could not beat the Warriors alone. In this ESPN The Magazine cover story, we ask: Can they beat them together?”    

Walter Iooss photographs Greg Oden, a onetime NBA up-and-comer battling personal demons in an effort to rebuild himself, for ESPN The Magazine

  Read the story: “Cursed by the body that was his blessing, Greg Oden is headed back to Ohio State”

Walter Iooss photographs Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics for ESPN The Magazine’s 2017 Body Issue

“We paired legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss with NBA Celtics superstar Isaiah Thomas. Being the smallest point guard in the league, our goal was to show Isaiah’s outsized strength, power, and speed,” explains ESPN The Magazine director of photography Karen Frank in an interview with Grids. “Although Walter has photographed countless athletes over the years, […]

Walter Iooss photographs Draymond Green, Steph Curry, and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors for the cover of Sports Illustrated

Walter Iooss photographs NBA star Stephen Curry, “the purest shooter in the game”

“Last night I saw something special,” Walter Iooss commented in a recent Instagram post.  “Stephen Curry‘s pregame warm-up exhibition, in person. Fans now come early to watch the purest shooter in the game put on a show.”  

Photo gallery: Kobe Bryant by Walter Iooss

NBA great Kobe Bryant recently announced he’ll be retiring from pro basketball at the end of his current season with the Los Angeles Lakers. In his honor, we present a gallery of images by sports-photography legend Walter Iooss. “We have worked together for all of his 19 years,” Walter says of Bryant. “It has been […]

Chicago exhibition celebrates Michael Jordan and the iconic photography of Walter Iooss

  In celebration of the achievements of Michael Jordan, Walter Iooss and Jordan Brand have partnered on an outdoor exhibition showcasing 30 of Walter’s most iconic photographs of the NBA legend. The show, titled “Open Air,” opened May 29 and will be on view outside the Chicago Field Museum through Labor Day. “This exhibition is […]

New York’s icy temps fail to freeze out fans of Michael Jordan, who waited in line to tour Jordan Brand HQ and see Walter Iooss’ iconic portraits

A wide selection of Walter Iooss’ most famous photographs of NBA superstar Michael Jordan were exhibited last weekend in New York City at Jordan Brand, where hundreds of basketball fans lined up—despite the biting cold—for the chance to tour the headquarters and view the portraits. The show featured “large reproductions on canvas that decorated a […]

Art Streiber’s “Ocean’s Eleven”-style shoot with basketball player Tippy Toe Joe for ESPN The Magazine

. The thief-in-the-night concept for Art Streiber‘s recent ESPN The Magazine photo shoot with Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson derived from the nickname Johnson earned for his sly moves on the court: Tippy Toe Joe. “The moniker is so perfect that we decided to bring it life in the first of a series of homages […]

Walter Iooss’ photos and collages of Michael Jordan featured in Sports Illustrated cover story celebrating the basketball icon’s 50th birthday

Michael Jordan turned 50 this month, a milestone marked by Sports Illustrated in a photo-filled cover package that kicks off with a classic Jordan action shot by Walter Iooss (who wished the basketball great a happy birthday via Instagram). It happens to also be the 50th Michael Jordan cover in Sports Illustrated‘s history. . . […]