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ilon Art Gallery : David Burnett : Going for Gold : The Last 40 Years of the Olympic Games


Olympic athletes, with their incredible feats of strength, speed, and general physiques, are captured by photographer David Burnett. He has been capturing this magic since the early ’80s. He uses both modern digital cameras and old silver cameras to pay tribute to the athletes and the sporting movement in a very personal way. His photographs take you there, and let you feel what it is like to be in the milieu of great athletic talent. In mere hundredths of a second, the pictures capture the essence of years of training and effort.

David Burnett was born in Salt Lake City, worked for TIME-Life publications for five decades, and continues to cover politics and sports for his agency, Contact Press Images. He’s covered every President since JFK and twelve olympic games since 1984.

ilon Art Gallery, a boutique fine art photography gallery in Harlem, New York City, has made its mark by regularly exhibiting the work of both emerging and influential photographers. This spring, the pandemic prompted owner Loni Efron, who has worked with iconic artists and photographers for nearly three decades, to bring the gallery online ( ). Artsy’s virtual space has made it possible for ilon Art Gallery to share all upcoming exhibitions worldwide. 




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