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The pregnant-moment photograph : the 1908 London marathon and the cross-media evaluation of sport performances / Markus Stauff


Stauff, Markus

This article uses a famous photograph from the 1908 London Olympics to reflect on the broader relationship between competitive sports and photography, and especially to rethink the role of the so-called “pregnant moment.” While sports reliably offer dramatic situations which can be used to highlight photography’s potential to freeze movement and condense meaning in one image, photography offers sports a way to communicate the spectacle of moving bodies and outstanding performances.

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