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 […]

PDN interviews Walter Iooss about his longstanding collaboration with sports icon Michael Jordan

. The new issue of PDN explores the long-term collaborations between four photographers and their subjects—including Walter Iooss and basketball legend Michael Jordan, whom Walter first photographed back in 1987 on assignment for Sports Illustrated. In the article, Walter talks about how the two became friends, the deep trust that exists between them, the benefits […]

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. . . […]

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

. 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 […]

A video tour of Walter Iooss’ diary

. Last fall, I wrote about the Newseum’s exhibition “Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss.” The show was supposed to close in December, but the museum decided to extend it—for another year. “The visitor response to our ‘Athlete’ exhibit has been overwhelmingly positive,” Cathy Trost, the Newseum’s director of exhibits, told me by email. “Because […]

Terrific press for “Sport: Iooss and Leifer”

… Friday was the opening night of “Sport: Iooss and Leifer” at the Annenberg Space for Photography, and what a spectacular evening it was. So many people turned out (including photographer/actress Alexandra Hedison) that it was shoulder-to-shoulder, with the many pro athletes in attendance towering above the rest of this. They look so much smaller […]

Walter Iooss: Athlete

Last year, Sports Illustrated published Athlete, a collection of 150-plus photos by Walter Iooss. I was at “The Digital Journalist” today, a monthly online magazine for digital journalism, and I saw that they’ve posted the introductions written for the book by Michael Jordan and Terry McDonell, editor of Sports Illustrated Group. Did you know Walter’s […]