Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hy Peskin

For my Unit 4 assignment, I chose the photojournalist Hy Peskin. Peskin was the first staff photographer for Sports Illustrated magazine. I really admire his baseball and football photographs. He has taken countless pictures of some of baseball's most famous stars including Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron. Peskin also took pictures of the fine arts, including singers, dancers, and performers. He also took a few political and nature still-life photos. Perhaps some of his most famous work was done on July 4th weekend, 1953 when he took pictures of the Kennedy family. This helped to launch his career, as well as the political career of JFK.

This is Peskin in a helicopter trying to take some aerial shots of a sporting event. 

One of Peskin's famous Kennedy photos. This is John F. and his wife, Jacqueline.

Hammerin Hank Aaron

One of Peskin's many photos taken of a showgirl.

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