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Description - Hoop by Robin Layton

From urban playgrounds to small-town alleyways and windswept barnyards, basketball is a universal American experience and worldwide cultural touchstone. Renowned photojournalist Robin Layton captures that shared community, as well as the diversity and astonishing beauty surrounding this simple iron ring in hoop, a loving look at basketball at its most elemental level- the basket. b>hoop includes approximately 100 stunning photographs of a wide variety of American hoops, from humble garage and street courts around the country to the open-air White House court. Layton's photographs offer a breathtaking view of the weathered dreams, fading memories, and future glories hanging from solitary backboards around the country. Her images of hoops run the gamut- some mundane and abandoned, others the childhood hoops of celebrated players such as Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Sue Bird, and more documenting the altars upon which they laid their dreams, honed their skills, and made a first splash in the game. She has photographed hoop shrines like New York's Rucker Park playground and tiny Milan High (the real-life underdog school that inspired the mo

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576876718
ISBN-10: 1576876713
Format: Hardback
(311mm x 235mm x mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robin Layton

Robin Layton is an artist, filmmaker, and has been a photojournalist for the past 25 years. At age 24, she was named one of the eight most talented photographers in America by LIFE magazine. Her documentary images have been featured by the Smithsonian and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. After an award-winning career in newspapers, including key positions with The Virginian-Pilot and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robin embarked on a freelance career that has taken her on documentary assignments around the worlc dash;photographing everything from street people to presidents. She is the author of A Letter to My Dog- Notes to Our Best Friends (Chronicle, 2012).

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