Continuing with the series, it's sports time. Antonio Legarreta, sports photojournalist, did a prolific carreer in "El Grafico" sports magazine.
Responsible for recording many images in the history of sports events and portraits of political figures who toured the world, Antonio Legarreta, died at age 89, was a renowned photojournalist, which valued the professionalism to any risk.
Born in 1914 in colonel Brandsen, a small countryside city, he was trapped by photography when still a youngster. At age 22 he could get his hands on his first camera and by 1945 he began working in the Club Gath & Chaves-Harrods Magazine.
Three years later, Legarreta began working for Editorial Atlantida, where he was the first professional to use 35-millimeter film. With unique ability to record scenes of sporting events, his photos were a classic in the pages of The Graphic (Sports Magazine).
When People magazine started, in 1967, he toured the world and portrayed Fidel Castro, Salvador Allende, Paul VI and, among many political figures. In 1973 he received a book by Julio Cortazar, with a passionate dedication "to whom took many pictures of me."
In 1995, he said "If I was to be born again, would like to learn all over again." He said that the best way to learn was by error and instinct, and encouraged his students to "have ideas, if not, can not be photographers." In 1973 he exhibited at the Opera Theatre and in 1979, at the Bauen Hotel. When retired from Atlantida Ed., in 1980, he didn't quit photography, at age 80 traveled to Tierra del Fuego for trekking. He walked 15 kilometers survival places and photographed the glacier Perito Moreno.
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