Outrage at US Olympic Team Photographs

  • Posted 76 months Ago

When CBS revealed the images professional photographer Joe Klamar took of the U.S. Olympic Team at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Media Summit in Dallas, Texas, the photography community reacted with complete outrage, taking to the forums and Reddit to vent their anger. The photographs have been criticised for representing what is essentially "America's best" in an unprofessional light, making them seen awkward and vulnerable.

At the same time many have backed Klamer up, saying that it's hard to get a good photograph at a press event when you don't have much time, adding that it's refreshing to see images which haven't been touched up in Photoshop.

Could you do better?

You can see the whole series on CBS. Photography credit: Joe Klamar.