Friday, June 10th from 6-7 pm
$15 for members; $25 for non-members | Pre-registration required
You’re invited to join us for a tour of OKCMOA’s new exhibition The Perfect Shot: Walter Iooss Jr. and the Art of Sports Photography with Curator Bryn Schockmel. The Perfect Shot features 85 photographs by legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr., spanning his 50-plus year career with Sports Illustrated. You will learn about the artistic techniques employed by Iooss in photos ranging from carefully composed portraits to dramatic action shots. We will also explore the stories behind the photos—featuring such sporting greats as Muhammad Ali, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Michael Jordan, Mary Lou Retton, and Serena Williams—highlighting Iooss’ close friendships with many of the athletes he photographed.
Credit: Walter Iooss Jr., Julius Erving, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981. Inkjet print, 18 x 18 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of Eileen and Patrick O’Connor in honor of the Museum’s 75th anniversary, 2019.096 © Walter Iooss Jr.