“These photos are encouraging and inspiring, but most of all, they are true.” from the foreward by Penny Marshall, director of A League of Their Own.
The extraordinary collection of photographs and rich personal stories that make up Game Face documents the tremendous impact that sports has on the daily lives of millions of girls and women. On playing fields and street corners, in backyards and gyms, the people in this arresting array of pictures are unselfconsciously exploring the physical and emotional pleasures of competition and play. Each image offers an affirming and satisfying
answer to the question at the heart of Game Face: What do girls and women look like, freed from traditional feminine constraints, using their bodies in joyful and empowering ways?
The 224-page book, published by Random House in hardcover and paperback, includes 172 photographs made by more than 100 of America’s best photographers spanning more than 100 years. In addition to the foreward by Penny Marshall, text includes first-person text from a range of women, expanded captions, and an unconventional illustrated timeline of athletic milestones dating back to 1827.