condition: like new size / dimensions: 22 in. x 28 in.
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Framed rare 'Athlete/Warrior' military academies poster by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low commemorating their early 2000s photography book and touring exhibit, documenting cadets training to participate in the Olympics - including Air Force Academy cadets.
From the Anderson & Low website:
"We don't usually think of soldiers and athletes as being similarly driven. After all, the nature of their competitions is so very different. Yet, a closer look reveals fascinating parallels, made all the more intriguing when the athlete and the warrior are the same person.
In early 2001, Anderson & Low set out to study those training for both the sports field and the battlefield. The result of this nearly two-year photographic study, Athlete/Warrior illuminates the discipline one might expect from such dedicated individuals, and discovers a surprising transformation as track shoes are traded for combat boots, baseball bats for assault rifles.
This project, took Anderson & Low to all three U.S. military academies - West Point, The Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy. They observed and documented each institution's unique atmosphere through its cadet athletes and architecture.
Over 200 black and white images offer two modern interpretations of an age-old iconography: the hero. Pride, determination and courage emanate from the subjects, whether they're dressed for battle or athletic competition. But the subjects also project different personalities in different uniforms, and Anderson & Low explore this dichotomy, too. Diptych and triptych presentations cast a skillful eye on inherent commonalities and subtle differences.
The entire collection toured around America in 2005 and 2006. Exhibition locations included Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Washington, New York and Jacksonville.
In June 2005, Merrell Publishers (UK/USA) published the book "Athlete/Warrior", which is now sold out and out of print.
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, acquired a large collection of prints from Athlete/Warrior including mural-size prints.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, also acquired works from the series."
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