Victory Journal #6
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Victory Journal #6 explores two elements any glory-seeking city kid is brutally familiar with: blood and asphalt. Its trained eye moves through time and tone from Anthony Blasko’s wine-dark photos of the UFC title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, to illustrator David Rathman’s watercolor impressions of the Montreal Grand Prix, to legendary photo-realist Jerome Liebling’s portraits of handball players in Miami Beach. The excerpt from Rick Telander’s classic 1974 basketball tome, Heaven is a Playground, presents an old-school view of Brooklyn, while Massaer Ndiaye and Alessandro Simonetti spotlight Senegal’s long wrestling tradition.
Eschewing the tyranny of statistics and commentary, Victory Journal looks at the human side of sports through the art of oral histories and personal essays, photographs and illustrations, films and animations.