In the midst of the 2016 Rio Games, Time Magazine's Lightbox photography section has profiled the Olympic City project with a gallery of past and new photographs. Their piece The Impact and Legacy of the Olympics on Host Cities also features a new interview with Jon and Gary about their recent shoots.
We're very honored to have a photograph from the Olympic City project included in Who Shot Sports, an exhibit that just opened at the Brooklyn Museum! Jon Pack's "Football Players at the Base of Olympic Ski Jumps, Igman Mountain" is included in the exhibit and accompanying book published by Alfred A. Knopf
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized. It encompasses approximately 230 works—from daguerreotypes and salted paper prints to digital images—that capture the universal appeal of sports, highlighting unforgettable moments of drama and excitement from around the globe.
The exhibit runs through January 8, 2017. Check it out if you're in NYC!
On the eve of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Chicago Loop Alliance presents The Olympic City project as part of the Pop-Up Art Loop initiative. An opening reception with complimentary drinks will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5-9 p.m. Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit will be in attendance, and the last remaining copies of the limited-edition book of the project will be available for purchase. There will also be free Field Notes custom Olympic City notebooks distributed at the opening event, first come, first served.
In light of Chicago’s failed 2016 Olympics bid, The Olympic City exhibit serves as a focusing agent for dialogue about the pros and cons of mega-events on cities’ economies and cultural identities. The exhibit features photographs from 13 former host cities taken between 2008 and 2013: Athens, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Helsinki, Lake Placid, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Rome and Sarajevo. Pack and Hustwit have photographed structures, streets, and ephemera in these cities but have also focused on the lives of the people who live in areas affected by Olympic development and the re-use of former venues.
The exhibit will remain free and open to the public at CLA’s Pop-Up Art Loop space at 29 W. Randolph Street (Block Thirty Seven), Monday-Friday from 12-7 p.m. through March 7, 2014. For more information and details on additional Pop-Up Art Loop spaces open in the Loop, please visit www.PopUpArtLoop.com.
The Olympic City
Photographs by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit
29 W. Randolph Street (Block Thirty Seven) Chicago
February 6th to March 7th
Opening reception February 6th, 5-9pm
Presented in association with the Chicago Loop Alliance, Block 37, Blu Dot, and Field Notes Brand.
We’re having another event for the release of the Olympic City book next week in Manhattan at Dashwood Books on Bond Street. If you haven’t been to Dashwood before, it’s a fantastic shop that stocks new and vintage photography books, with probably the best selection in the city. So please join Jon and Gary next Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm to celebrate the book release and drink some wine!
“The Olympic City” Book Signing
Tuesday, July 9, 6pm to 8pm
33 Bond Street (at Lafayette)
We’re excited to announce an exhibition of photos from The Olympic City project in NYC, June 21 to July 10 at PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Opening reception Friday, June 21, 6pm to 9pm. A limited number of hardcover books will be on sale at PowerHouse during the exhibit, and prints will be available as well. Hope to see you there.