While the Olympics and Paralympics are a celebration of sport, they don’t happen without a wealth of people behind the scenes and on the sidelines. On this podcast we also want to highlight these people and show all of the facets and talent necessary to make the Games happen.
Where would the Games be without photos? These images beamed around the world become the memories of the Olympics and Paralympics: The incredible victories, like those of Usain Bolt, and moments of protest. Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’ raised fists became etched in history thanks to this iconic photo.
On this episode we talk with multifaceted photographer and author Lou Jones about the wonders and difficulties of photographing the Games. Lou shares the nitty gritty of what it takes to be a successful Olympic photographer, including a tough training regimen.
Lou has shot 13 Olympic Games. 13! You can check out his work at his website — and definitely check out some of his Olympic work. He’s also on Twitter and Insta.
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