September 12, 2007

Broken Faces: During 2006, photographer Denis Rouvre travelled throughout France to document Top 14 French rugby matches. Granted open access to the locker rooms, he captured portraits of 220 players immediately after they left the pitch. "Bruise, grimy, bandaged, these smiling or grimacing faces reveal the impacts, the high stakes, the solidarity." (Note: Lots of Flash. Click Work ? Broken Faces.)

posted by afx237vi to culture at 08:22 AM - 4 comments

If I could favourite things on SpoFi, I'd favourite the hell out of that. Thanks, afx.

posted by JJ at 09:21 AM on September 12, 2007

Great post. There's way too little serious art devoted to sports (Maria Sharapova in S.I. aside). So much untapped potential there, all of them on display in this collection. Epic battles, racial tensions, everyday people with apparently god-like abilities, mythology, idolatry...all capture the imaginations of sports fans. Why shouldn't art have more to say about this? By the way, anyone found the reportedly amazing Zidane film in a theatre near you?

posted by lawn_wrangler at 10:03 AM on September 12, 2007

Jeez, would you guys like a little cauliflower with your ears?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:31 AM on September 12, 2007

Pretty cool. Almost gladiator-esque in nature. Reminds me of why I would rather watch Rugby than play it - the old body probably couldn't take the abuse!

posted by cobrajet at 11:31 AM on September 12, 2007

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