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Langsley Takes Aim at 'Happy Snappers'
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Legendary gymnastics photographer Eileen Langsley wrote an editorial on the state of sports photography that appears in the latest magazine of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). After the 2000 Olympics, Langsley stepped down from her role as official photographer for the FIG, but has worked for British Gymnastics and IG at recent events. She writes that she is disillusioned by the state of the profession, and that she was horrified by the unprofessional and even dangerous behavior of amateur photographers given credentials at the 2010 Worlds in Rotterdam.

"I even saw some of these happy snappers poking gymnasts in the back and asking them to turn round and pose for a picture - incredible..." Langsley writes. "...I was pushed and thumped in Rotterdam and I know of another colleague who was hit on the head."

Click here to read the article online (page 46-47) or click here to download the whole issue in PDF.

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