School of Media News
Sports Illustrated photographer Simon Bruty to visit WKU January 25
- Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
Just back from covering World Cup Soccer for Sports Illustrated, photographer Simon Bruty will present more than 30 years of work and behind the scenes commentary about some of the most iconic photographs in professional and collegiate sports during a lecture at WKU on Wednesday evening, January 25.
The lecture, sponsored by Canon USA, will take place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Jody Richards Hall Auditorium (room 166). All are welcome and admission is free. Please RSVP if interested in attending.
During his career, Bruty has traveled extensively to work on large sporting events such as World Cup Soccer, Super Bowls, and the Olympics. His feature stories are as diverse as golfers in Greenland, soccer in Zambia, and badminton in Indonesia. Somewhere along the way Bruty learned how to make people sit still and has created portraits of some of today’s most memorable athletes.
His editorial and commercial clients include the International Olympic Committee, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and the All England Lawn and Tennis Club. Bruty is also a member of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light program. He received a Lucie Award in 2016 for Achievement in Sports Photography. He has also received awards from the World Press Foundation, Pictures of the Year, and the International Olympic Committee. The London Observer selected one of his photographs to be included in their list of 50 of the world’s greatest photographs.
The School of Media at WKU is ACEJMC accredited for majors in Broadcasting, Journalism and Photojournalism.
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