A portfolio of images of Magnum photographers working across the globe to document the sport of soccer.
'pure joy. - Play hide-and-seek with your thumb and it becomes a book of demotic ballet: the real Billy Elliot.' The Independent, March 2005 'comic, candid and documentary' Amateur Photographer, March 2005 US quotes "Sometimes the best treasures are presented through the back door. For Magnum, the world's foremost independent photographic agency, soccer may have been an afterthought after covering decades of non sport world event but the residuals found in their text, published by Phaidon Press just prior to the 2002 World Cup, are a breathtaking collection of images that best describe what soccer represents on a planet so divers yet unified by a simple game." (SOCCER Magazine, July/August 2002) "Fulfilling the coffee table brief, Magnum Football, to be published next week, is one of the more unusual and, visually, one of the more striking. It features images from various of the world's celebrated photographers, though they are not the pictures usually found in the sports pages." (Business A.M. (Edinburgh), May 24, 2002)
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 20th February 2005
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 15.0 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 21.2