What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?
Random House (NY), Paperback, 9780812968682, 223pp.
Publication Date: May 13, 2003
To show America what women's sports looks like, Jane Gottesman searched through the work of our country's best photographers, from the newest photojournalists to artists such as Annie Leibovitz and Ansel Adams. The result is a unique and inspiring document of the tremendous impact that the growth of female sports at all levels is having on society--and on women themselves.
The Game Face Collection was co-curated by Geoffrey Biddle, a photographer, educator, and author of the book Alphabet City. "From the Hardcover edition."
“A marvelous collection, in photographs and words, of women athletes.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“[Game Face] is designed to broaden, deepen and perhaps even transform
long-standing perceptions of the female as athlete.”—The Washington Post
“Years before it even occurred to me that there might be different standards in the way we cover male and female athletes, Jane Gottesman was on the case.”—The New York Times
“Explodes the perception of sports as a male bastion.”—Time Out New York
“This book is terrific. . . . I am giving it to my granddaughter . . . and I hope it will inspire her to be whatever she wants to be.”—Philadelphia Daily News
“We see women large and small, slim, powerful, straining, graceful, awkward, in their prime and well past it. What we do not see is cheesecake.”—The Denver Post