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Stunning Photography Traces the Changing Game

Michael Zagaris’s career is chronicled in a new book, “Field of Play.”

LeBron James: NBA Legend and Photo Director?

Photographer Jeffery A. Salter details photographing James and his sons.

A Portrait of Joe Burrow and the Man Who ‘Protects Him’

Photographer Jeffery A. Salter talks about his session photographing the star QB’s SI cover.

Summer Gloving

SI’s best photos from the 2022 Cape Cod Baseball League season

12 Hours with the Diggs Brothers

A day full of activities ended with images capturing the NFL stars’ personalities.

Royal Treatment: The Open Championship Returns to St. Andrews

The final men’s golf major of the year is at one of the game’s most historic venues.

‘Battle of the Sexes’ Match Was Tricky to Photograph

Neil Leifer details his effort to cover the iconic event.

NBA Finals MVPs: Jordan, LeBron, Magic and Every Award Winner

Here’s a look at the stars who shined brightest on the game’s biggest stage.

How Mo’Ne Davis’s SI Cover Came to Be

Photographer Al Tielemans sensed the local youth baseball player could become a star.

These Women Are Setting a New Standard for College Athletes

For the generation that grew up after Title IX was long-established, the goal is not to simply participate in sports—it’s to compete and create a legacy.

The Pressure of Covering a Historic Boxing Match

What it’s like to photograph the biggest fight of the year.

The Story Behind SI’s June 2022 Title IX Anniversary Cover

Women of all ages, eras and levels—from Major League Baseball to rec-league soccer—shared their stories and photos embodying what Title IX means to them. The unique crowdsourced cover image demonstrates the deep-rooted effect of the 1972 law.

Comeback Kid: Gordie Howe’s Return to Hockey

Looking back at some of Neil Leifer photos of the legend.

Uncovering Unseen Jackie Robinson Photos

SI has published new photos of the iconic athlete.

Jackie Robinson Day: Never-Before-Seen Photos of the Icon

In celebration of this day, we unearthed these images by legendary photographer Richard Meek from the SI Vault.

Candid Camera: Arnie and Jack

Walter Iooss Jr.’s iconic photo of two golf legends

Game On: Basketball at Its Purest

While March Madness takes center stage, hoops obsessives take to their own courts.

Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Iconic SI Photos

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of Sports Illustrated’s best photos of iconic women athletes throughout the years.

When the GOATs Come Back

SI has photographed the unretiring of some of the greatest athletes of all time.

Happy Returns: 24 Athletes Who Came Out of Retirement

With his decision to return to the NFL, Tom Brady becomes the latest in a long line of athletes to reverse course after retiring.

Images and Stories That Honor International Women’s Day

From Lisa Lane to Simone Biles, here are some of the stories behind the photos.

Shaq Through the Years: Celebrating the Big Man’s 50th Birthday

The Big Aristotle, The Diesel, Superman—the list of Shaq’s nicknames goes on. And so do the memories during a Hall of Fame career as we look back on his birthday milestone.

The First Time Steve Smith Sr. Was in SI

The former All-Pro wideout still keeps a copy of his SI cover, too.

The Images Missed Without Spring Training

Walter Iooss Jr. always enjoyed the settings and vibe of spring training.

Frigid, Icy Conditions Make Photographing the 2022 Olympics Especially Cool

Dek: Photographers are encountering subzero temps, (real and fake) snow, icy mountain climbs and more.

The Super Bowl Returns to Greater Los Angeles

For the first time since 1993, the Super Bowl comes back to where it all started.

The Teen Snowboarder Hoping to Break Out in Beijing

Ben Pickman and Kohjiro Kinno caught up with Dusty Henricksen last year, looking ahead to the 2022 Olympics.

Driving Through the Snowy Alps To Photograph American Skiers

After a car accident, Thomas Lovelock continued on to photograph two covers for SI’s Olympics preview.

This Is What It Looked Like The Last Time Georgia Won It All

The 1981 Sugar Bowl featured Herschel Walker—and an innovative use of strobe lights.

How SI Captured NBA Stars’ Every Move During a Game

Looking for a unique way to photograph the 2000–21 season, SI created unique composites of three star guards.

Surfing on New Year’s Eve—in Rhode Island

Photographing winter surfing in New England.

The Long Ride: Bull Riding Goes Back To Its Roots

Erick W. Rasco got behind-the-scenes access for Pro Bull Riding’s Elite series.

Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos of 2021

SI’s photographers captured the greatest athletes, moments and competitions of the past year.

Capturing the Emotion of Tom Brady, SI’s Sportsperson of the Year

Simon Bruty explains how he tries to photograph the all-time-great QB

Looking back on the NBA’s 75 Years in SI Photos

We handpicked some of our favorite shots from over the decades.

Ohio State Vs. Michigan: Looking Back on ‘The Spot,’ Five Years On

In the rivalry’s 100th meeting, they played their first overtime game.

The Photographer in the Green Shirt

John Iacono became known for his sartorial choice.

Photos: Sports Legends Who Served in the Military

Time to honor the sacrifices of those people who have served in the armed forces—a group that includes several athletes.

The Hustle Never Stopped for Ping-Pong Legend Marty Reisman

He even tried with photographer Manny Millan on a $1 bet during a shoot.

Cool Summer: How Winter Olympians Train Without Winter

Three Winter Olympians shared how they're training in the lead-up to the Beijing Games.

Trae Young, Luka Dončić and the SI Cover From Two Shoots

After careful planning, photos taken in Atlanta and Dallas came together in one portrait.

Photo Gallery: Celebrating 75 Years of NBA Action

From Bird and Magic to Shaq and Kobe, we share our favorite images of the all-time greats.

For Hidden Gems Package, David E. Klutho Didn’t Know What to Expect

The photographer helped tell the stories of unheralded American sports venues.

Photos: The Hidden Gems of Sports

Sports Illustrated photographers traveled across the country to capture these local masterpieces.

A Famous LeBron James Cover Made Dreams Come True

How SI’s ‘The Chosen One’ cover helped set the stage for two careers.

In Hockey, ‘If You Saw It, You Missed It’

David E. Klutho explains the differences in photographing hockey now compared with 30-plus years ago.

Dak Prescott Smiles at His Scars

Photographer Michael J. Le Brecht II explains how he captured the QB’s ‘joy amongst it all.’

U.S. Open’s Atmosphere Brings Out the Best—and Worst—in Tennis Stars

Photographer Manny Millan covered his first U.S. Open in 1974.

Tiger’s 25 Years As a Pro, Captured in SI

Photographers describe their favorite images of Woods.