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Michelle Gustafson’s Unique Take On America’s Oldest Track and Field Competition

Image © Michelle Gustafson

Cross-posted from PDN.  [ by David Walker]  Runner’s World Photo Director Amy Wolff did not want a sports photographer to cover the oldest and largest track and field event in the country.  “I thought the Penn Relays would be a good option for a photo essay,” she says. “I wasn’t looking for a sports photographer. I was looking or someone who could tell a story.”

Wolff called on Philadelphia photographer Michelle Gustafson, who ended up shooting a story that mixes race action with vignettes from the infield and sidelines. Called “On Your Mark,” the story appeared in print in August, and online in October, with images that stand out for their bold, colorful style. “It’s about the feeling of being there,” Gustafson explains. “I wanted to find something visually interesting, something that looked different about track and field.”

MICHELLE GUSTAFSON’S UNIQUE TAKE ON AMERICA’S OLDEST TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION

 

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