Outrage Over The Photographs Of The United States Olympic Team

solsticeretouch:

The internet has been buzzing about the quality of the photographs by photographer Joe Klamar at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Media Summit in Dallas, Texas. The complaints came as a whole, but primarily from photographers, who claim that these photographs do not represent the upcoming U.S. Olympic team very well. 

The U.S. Olympic C.M.S. invited photographers to take pictures of our country’s best athletes. 

What are your thoughts on the photographs? Are people over reacting or or do you feel they could have been done better? Keep in mind that the media during these events do not have much time for setup and execution. You can check out this article for what goes on behind the scenes. 

You can see the full set over at CBS: Link.

You can also see how Germany did in comparison: Link.

Our friends over at Reddit.com have also looked further into the event. Take a look at the conversation for more on the backstory and some other speculation: Reddit Link.

With that in mind, we’d love to know your thoughts!

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Michael Phelps of the US Olympic Swimming team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Jonathan Horton of the US Olympic Gymnastics team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Cassidy Krug of the US Diving Olympic team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Nastia Liukin of the US Olympic Gymnastics team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Rebecca Bross of the US Olympic Gymnastics team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Siblings Diana Lopez and Steven Lopez of the US Taekwondo Olympic team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Sarah Robles of the US Olympic Weightlifting

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Tony Gunawan of the US Badminton Olympic team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Leshawn Merritt of the US Track and Field Olympic team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Debbie Capozzi of the US Women’s Olympic Sailing team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Gaby Douglas of the US Olympic Gymnastics team 

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Lindsey Berg of the US Olympic Volleyball team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Shot putter Jillian Camarena-Williams of the US Track and Field Olympic team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Lashinda Demus of the US Track and Field Olympic team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Kayla Harrison of the US Judo Olympic team

Portraits of Team USA 2012
Brendan Hansen of the US Swimming Olympic team 

Credit to Matt for sending this story in.

These are some fugly ass photos! Are we seriously using these? Fuck me!

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    I have a couple things to say...advertising—which is
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    These are some fugly ass photos! Are we seriously using these? Fuck me!
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    My theory is that the photographer is an Al Qaeda operative and this photoshoot was the first crucial step in...
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    yikes.
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    wondering what my fellow
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    holy crap, my local paper takes better photos than these.
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    seriously?
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    real?! These are just horrible.
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    I’m not a photographer, but these are hilariously bad.
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    can I get a mob of photographers together to lynch this guy? inquire within.
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    Todo mi timeline de fotógrafos del país del norte parece resonar en una misma voz, y esa voz dice “THESE SUCK!!!” o en...
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