A monster wrestling bout ends suddenly as “Giii the Space Pirate” pins “Dusto Bunny” before a frenzied crowd. Photo courtesy Sol Neelman
Photographer to Discuss His Adventures April 2
March 20, 2012 :: No. 117
Sports photographer Sol Neelman, whose photos are featured in “Weird Sports” (Kehrer Verlag, 2012), will make a presentation April 2 at Cal State Fullerton about his adventures shooting such sports as chess boxing, wife carrying, pancake racing and lingerie football. His talk is free and open to the public.
Monday, April 2
Cal State Fullerton, Langsdorf Hall, Room 404
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
According his book's description, Sol Neelman “is a failed athlete turned sports photographer living in Portland.” A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, he began his newspaper career soon after not being selected in the 1994 NBA draft. Three years photographing at a small, community paper in McMinnville, Ore., led to seven years of service at the Oregonian. In 2007, he was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team recognized for breaking news reporting. Soon after, he left the newspaper to pursue a photo book project on sports culture around the world.
Neelman’s work has appeared in National Geographic, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, People, Newsweek and TIME. Among the sports he's photographed are: tazer ball, extreme ironing, cheese rolling, urban golf, zombie run, ostrich racing, outhouse racing, downhill speed skating, prom dress rugby, Segway polo, unicycle football and myriad eating contests.
$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details are available online: http://parking.fullerton.edu/Parking/ParkingLots.aspx.
Lenny Wiersma, professor of kinesiology, 657-278-3806, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586, email@example.com