Palm Beach Photographic Centre is happy to present an exhibition of images from the London Olympics by sports photographer, editor and PBPC instructor Adam Stoltman. As a photographer, Stoltman's work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and its Sunday Magazine, TIME, Newsweek, and a host of other publications, Stoltman has covered 11 Olympic Games.
“I photographed my first Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980,” says Stoltman. “I was 20 years old, had $50 to my name. I slept on floors and, as I was not accredited, I scrounged tickets to be able to photograph; but by the end of the Games, I had secured a few significant assignments. In 1984, I covered both the Winter Games in Sarajevo and the Summer Games in Los Angeles working for Newsweek magazine, and have covered eight other Olympics since then.”
“Each Olympics is a little different in terms of news, personality, and experience yet the passion of the athletes, and the scope and grandeur of the spectacle is a constant. It is impossible to attend an Olympics without being affected by the spirit of the event, heart of the competitors, the obvious pride of the host city and the diversity of competitors and media from all corners of the globe,” he adds.
“These images from London reflect my own small participation in this grand tradition, and my belief in some of the ideals the Games aspire to represent.”
Impressive works from budding photographers between the ages of 6 and 17 that attended FOTOcamp 2012 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. The three FOTOcamp sessions in June and July attracted nearly 50 young participants who were given hands-on experience in all areas of photography, beginning with the basics of picture-taking using SLR digital cameras and progressing to state-of the-art digital imaging.