Over the years, photographers for the magazine have captured the greatest moments in sports.
1. Sports Illustrated this week laid off its six remaining staff photographers, and said it will rely on freelancers.
“There was a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including at Sports Illustrated,” Sports Illustrated director of photography Brad Smith told the National Press Photographers Association. “Unfortunately economic circumstances are such that it has cut the six staff photographers.”
Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough, and Al Tielemans were told of the decision on Thursday.
The magazine has been known for its iconic sports photography. Following is a sampling of the work staff photographers have done through the years:
Babe Ruth in 1935.
Derek Jeter in 1996.
New York Rangers after winning the Stanley Cup in 1994.
USC football at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 2003.
Reggie Bush at USC in 2005.
Dan Gladden (L) and Greg Olson ® in 1991.
Tony DeMarco (foreground) and Carmen Basilio (background) in 1955.
X Games in 2005.
Joe Montana during Super Bowl XXIII.
Celtics vs. Pistons in 1955.
Jockey Robby Albarado in 2006.
High school football player Bobby Martin in 2005.
(L) Michael Phelps and ® Serbian Milorad Cavic during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Diego Maradona during the 1986 World Cup Final.
Dwight Howard during the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2008.
Nate Robinson during the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2009.
Ricky Williams in 2009.
Penn State fans wearing all white in 2007.
Wayne Gretzky after his final game in 1999.
John McEnroe in 1980.
Randy Moss at Marshall University in 1997.
North Carolina vs. Michigan State in 2011.
Kristi Yamaguchi during the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson in 1997.
Usain Bolt in 2008.
Rudi Völler and Jürgen Klinsmann in 1990.
Jackie Robinson sliding into home in 1948.