AP presents ‘Super Moments’ football photo exhibit

Jan. 6, 2015
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New Orleans Saints quarterback and MVP Drew Brees (9) holds his son Baylen after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Feb. 7, 2010. Trailing at halftime, the Saints outscored the Colts 25-7 in the second half, led by Brees, who completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Dwight White, right, a member of Pittsburgh’s vaunted “Steel Curtain” defense, chases down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach in the second quarter of Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 18, 1976. The Steelers’ come-from-behind 21-17 win made this one of the most entertaining games in the first Super Bowl decade. (AP Photo)

As football fans around the country look forward to the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX, The Associated Press is recognizing the game’s rich history with a photo exhibit near the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the big game will be played.

“Super Moments, Superstars, Super Game—An Associated Press Exhibit” opens with a reception on Friday, Jan. 9, at Gallery Glendale, 9830 W. Westgate Blvd., in Glendale, Arizona.

Featuring 50 compelling AP images, including a photo from every Super Bowl game since the first in 1967, the exhibit will showcase the trials and triumphs of football’s biggest contest. The 2014 championship was the most-watched television event in U.S. history.

“AP photojournalists have been documenting the Super Bowl since it began,” said Santiago Lyon, AP vice president and director of photography. “We’re thrilled to offer some of their best work ahead of this year’s game.”

The exhibit, which is free, will be open on Fridays and Saturdays in January, as well as on Sunday, Jan. 25 (Pro Bowl game day), and on Sunday, Feb. 1 (Super Bowl Sunday), from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. PST.

AP Images, the commercial photo unit of AP, is the exclusive commercial photo partner for the NFL, providing powerful and unique imagery of games, athletes and special events. In 1996, AP became the first news organization to cover a Super Bowl without film, using only digital cameras, at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona.

For complete AP news coverage of the NFL visit the AP Pro32 Digital News Experience, an embeddable package of Web-exclusive coverage produced by AP’s sports staff, or download the AP Mobile app on iTunes or Google Play.


Gallery Glendale at Westgate is made possible through a partnership between the City of Glendale and Westgate Entertainment District.

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