• Reportage photography wrestling

    Reportage photography wrestling

  • Press photo

    Press photo

  • Black & white reportage photography

    Black & white reportage photography

  • The Hague reportage photography

    The Hague, reportage photography

  • Press photography

    Press photography

  • Series of photos

    Series of photos

  • Photography newspaper supplement

    Photography newspaper supplement

  • Photo series

    Photo series

Photo reportage in black & white: Wrestling

A photo reportage in black & white of a ‘Freestyle Wrestling Championship’ in The Hague. It may seem extremely violent but it’s all show.

The wrestlers have prearranged and rehearsed their moves and punches together so injuries are limited to bruises and scratches. But the fans are young and get completely engrossed in the fights. Heroes are cheered, their opponents booed. It’s the ultimate glorification of violence.

“For this photo reportage I explicitely chose black and white as it’s so graphic and powerful. Colour would just have distracted from the essence.”

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