Matt Slocum’s Rise to the Top of Sports Photography, Via the News Wires

February 10, 2015

By David Walker


The Russian women’s ice hockey team before a game at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

AP photographer Matt Slocum’s rise to the top echelons of sports photography is the result of his passion, hard work and taking advantage of opportunities. “I kept hopping up the food chain,” starting with his high school newspaper, says the 33-year-old photographer. He adds, “It wasn’t quick.” From the start, Slocum was fascinated with the gear and craft of photography....

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