Photo Essay

American Wrestler

Untitled 3, American Wrestling

My work focuses on marginal groups on the fringes of American society. The images submitted are from a series entitled American Wrestler. They depict men from an underground amateur wrestling league in Texas. Each Sunday, in the windowless stock room of a Mexican bazaar, these men compete for a weekly championship title. In contrast to professional wrestling leagues which are driven by corporate sponsorship, these men are wrestling purely for the love of performance and sport.

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13 responses

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    Voted!

  • Michael Ellis

    Michael Ellis gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    Absolutely wonderful!!

  • Neil Maclean

    Neil Maclean said (2 Jun 2010):

    Brilliant series, great work.

  • Philip Frazer

    Philip Frazer gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    great series!

  • Hayley Faulkner

    Hayley Faulkner gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Excellent set of photos!

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Of course my vote, an amazing set of images, excellent work!

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Absolutely wonderful. In my opinion, exactly the kind of work that shouldn't just be showcased, but published too. Makes us all try a little harder.

  • René Damen

    René Damen   gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    great work, my vote

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    This is FUN-tast-ic crazeeeeeeeeeee series of fotos & it should probably get published. Great work gets my Vote.

  • Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)

    Toby Morrison (JPG Admin)   gave props (4 Jun 2010):

    Great story! Congrats for being selected as JPG's Story of the Week.

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (6 Jun 2010):

    I agree: excellent images. You captured this spectacle in the raw. Very clever use of vignetting: focusing on the emotion and making it timeless.

  • Monique Guilbault

    Monique Guilbault (Deleted) said (7 Jun 2010):

    Original subject and beautifull use of light.

  • Jocelyn Jackson

    Jocelyn Jackson gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    voted! nice work

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