Bob Martin is a multi-award-winning sports photographer specializing in shooting action, graphic and editorial pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients. During a career spanning 30 years, he has photographed every major sporting event, from the last 14 summer and winter Olympics, to Elephant Polo and Horse Racing on Ice. His work has taken him to the farthest corners of the world, and his photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Life, Stern, Paris Match, Bunte, L’Equipe, The Sunday Times and The New York Times.
A resident in his native England, Bob was the only Sports Illustrated photographer who was based outside the USA. Bob Martin's photography has been honored by more than 60 national and international awards. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious British Sports Photographer of the Year award and in 2005 claimed World Press Photo Sports Picture honors. Bob was photo chief for the London 2012 Olympics was a consultant to Rio 2016 and is currently working for the IOC consulting on the Tokyo Olympics and their photographic issues.
Bob’s first coffee table book, “1/1,000th” The Sports Photography of Bob Martin, was launched in Nov 2015 and won the best Illustrated Book in the British Sports Book awards in 2016.
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