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The Contenders - Page 6

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The Contenders:
Sporting Portraits by Anderson & Low

Until 7 July
Bookshop Gallery

"Our aim in this exhibition is to spotlight some of Britain's brightest athletes taking part in the 2002 Commonwealth Games (to be held in Manchester 25 July - 4 August). In travelling throughout the UK to photograph for this project, we felt that it was important to photograph the athletes in their training environment. By doing so, we aimed to produce less guarded, more honest images, showing the grit and determination required to be a top contender and champion, as well as capturing aspects of each individual character.

We hope that these images convey our admiration for the competitors, and may perhaps indicate some of the dedication that exists prior to the short periods of media attention that they sporadically receive."

Jonathan Anderson & Edwin Low