Eight years ago, ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue set out with one mission: to celebrate and explore the athletic form through powerful images and interviews. Today, the issue’s cornerstone photo portfolio is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer.
The Making of ESPN’s Body Issue
Featuring: Karen Frank (Moderator), Benedict Evans, Peter Hapak, Neely Lohmann, Joe Pugliese
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Saturday, September 24 | 2:00PM – 2:45PM
Location: Photoville Pavilion (60 Water Street Storefront)
Eight years ago, ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue set out with one mission: to celebrate and explore the athletic form through powerful images and interviews. Today, the issue’s cornerstone photo portfolio is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer. Our panelists will take you behind the scenes to discuss how the issue comes together, and the creative process of working with world-class professional athletes at their most vulnerable.
Karen Frank is the Director of Photography at ESPN, The Magazine. Karen began her career as a Director of Photography at GQ Magazine. She went on to work at O — The Oprah Magazine in it’s beginning days — helping to establish the visual identity of the magazine. Since then, Frank has worked at numerous other publications, including More Magazine, Conde Nast Portfolio, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Frank has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Benedict Evans is a photographer whose work appears regularly in the likes of New York Magazine, Esquire, Out, Wired and ESPN the Magazine. Evans photographed transgender duathlete Chris Mosier for the 2016 edition of the BODY Issue.
Peter Hapak is a contract photographer at TIME magazine and shoots for various publications and advertising agencies. He has shot more than a dozen athletes for the BODY issue over the years, most recently Vince Wilfork, Nzingha Prescod and Adeline Gray.
Neely Lohmann is the Senior Deputy Editor of ESPN the Magazine, and the Editorial Producer of the Body Issue.
Joe Pugliese has recently completed photo projects for Wired, Vanity Fair, Men’s Journal and Billboard magazines, as well as advertising campaigns for Netflix, Sony and AMC. For the 2016 edition of the BODY Issue, Pugliese shot motocross racer Ryan Dungey and paratriathlete Allysa Seely.