I have always had a love for sports especially the Chicago Blackhawks. This picture is from when the Chicago Blackhawks had their parade. There are people as far as you can see. The park is completely full. People were lined up for hours just to be there for this event. I actually attended this parade and the convention where the players went on stage. This picture was taken at the parade and these are all the people who attended to support the Chicago Blackhawks after they won the Stanley Cup in 2013. I have always been a blackhawks fan and i love the color contrast in these pictures. I also love the city of Chicago and seeing the background of the city just made me fall in love with this picture. We have such a great city and this picture captured the beauty of it. The clouds are perfectly arranged and spaced out and adds to the beauty of this photo.
I also love the fact that all you can see is white and red the Chicago Blackhawks colors. The city in the background is also simply amazing. There is so much going on in this picture. This leads to one of my questions should we support our sports teams as much as we do. In addition is sports photography a type of artwork? I feel that it is and look at all these people and how happy they are. The Blackhawks have fans all over the country. Also the picture is something that will always be a part of the history of hockey. This parade and event captured a great season and a winning season that brought the city together. There are so many different people there. Also I liked the confetti falling out of the sky in the second picture. Photographs capture history and we can look back and remeber what happened. Im one of the biggest Chicago Blackhawks fans out there and this event was the best day of my life. I was able to see the Stanley Cup and be apart of this celebration. Many people will never have this opportunity but I was able to.
My questions for you are.
- Is sports photography a type of art work?
- Does photography have to capture an event to be considered artwork?
- Do we over hype accomplishments such as championships?
- Should sports photography have a place in artwork?