In the Moment by Tom Jenkins
The Sport Photography of Tom Jenkins

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Tom Jenkins has been at the forefront of British sport photography for many years. Since 1990, when he started working for the Guardian, he has covered nearly every major sporting event -- from Ashes Tests and Grand Nationals to Wimbledon and World Cup finals. His famous picture of Usain Bolt winning his second gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games has rightly become one of the most indelible images of the early 21st century.

Now, for the first time, the best of his photography has been gathered together into one volume, including images of Joe Calzaghe in training, the moment Dame Kelly Holmes realised she'd won Olympic gold, and Jonny Wilkinson after he secured England's momentous Rugby World Cup victory. Every shot is testament to Jenkins' unmatched ability to see the bigger picture and to appreciate both the beauty and the brutality of sporting endeavour.

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TOM JENKINS is arguably the best sports photographer of his generation. He started work at the Guardian in 1990, and since then has covered virtually every major sporting event and fixture. His photographs are frequently described as iconic-he invariably manages to impose a classical quality on the most chaotic scene. Jenkins has won numerous awards including: Young Photographer of the Year, 1990; Sports Photographer of the Year, 2004, 2006 and 2007; British Press Awards Sports Photographer of the Year, 2000; and Barclays Football Photographer of the Year, 2009. Jenkins' picture of Usain Bolt, taken as the athlete won his second gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is one of his most memorable (and reproduced) images-the fastest man in the world in the immediate aftermath of establishing a new 200m world record of an astonishing 19.3 seconds.
Published August 13, 2012 by Guardian Books. 240 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors.
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