Sporting Life

In sport the still image makes for a moving picture

Among the tribes I admire in sport is one that is physically unremarkable and rarely recognisable. It comprises people who must be everywhere at one time, own the patience of kindergarten teachers, carry more equipment than soldiers and have the timing of champions.

They are the sports photographers and every morning I look for their work. Because they distil thousands of words of emotion into a single frame.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2019, with the headline 'In sport the still image makes for a moving picture'. Print Edition | Subscribe