Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great Shot

In honor of today's festivities, I'll pass along this photo gallery I just received in my email...

Photographer Bill Bamberger has spent the last several years documenting one of the most iconic objects in all of sports: the basketball goal. [...] Bamberger has traveled to more than thirty states for his remarkable ongoing series, “Ball,” photographing hoops built on the edge of cotton fields, made of old signs, nailed to telephone poles, hanging from barns...there are no people in these pictures, and there don’t need to be. Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you’ll begin to see these simple structures as a vital part of the American landscape. But it’s even better to see them as Bamberger does—as pure art.

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