Gerry Cranham

Born in 1929, Gerry Cranham is a British photographer, who is widely regarded as the one of the foremost practitioners in sports photography.

 

After five years in the army and a career in athletics (middle-distance running), Cranham became a coach. He used his passion for photography, in his work as a trainer using photos of the athletes to correct a stance, or analyse a stride. In 1957 he began his career as a photographer full time, sticking with his favourite subject matter, and publishing his first photo at the age of 28. Though now retired, he remains a force and inspiration in the world of sports photography.

 

Cranham has worked with many newspapers and magazines such as The Watch, Sports Illustrated, Time and The Evening Standard  and his work is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.