ISBN: 0385258011 / ISBN-13: 9780385258012
Portraits of the Game: Classic Photographs from the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame
For almost thirty years, from the late 1920s to the late 1950s, brothers Lou and Nat Turofsky photographed the Original Six hockey teams in action, ... Show synopsis For almost thirty years, from the late 1920s to the late 1950s, brothers Lou and Nat Turofsky photographed the Original Six hockey teams in action, capturing forever many of the greatest moments in hockey history: Maurice Richard shattering "breakprook" Herculite glass; Bill Barilko flying through the air as he wins the Stanley Cup in overtime; and a bloody and batterred Jimmy Orlando being prevented by King Clancy from going after Nat Turofsky, who had just leapt onto the ice to photograph Orlando's infamous stick-swinging brawl with Gaye Stewart. These are just a few of the unforgettable images that grace the pages of Portraits of the Game.This beautiful volume is also testament to the history of Candaian photography. Lou and Nat Turofsky were pioneers of their craft, as they overcame numerous technical limitations in the days before fast film and super flashes. Their art can be compared to the classic work of such masters as Josef Kudelka, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Andre Kertesz. The imperial Oil/Turofsky Collection--comprised of 21,000 priceless Turofsky photographs--is housed at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The 73 photographs reproduced in Portraits of the Game are among the finest shots from that archive, and, indeed, in the history of sports photojournalism.