Walter Iooss Biography
Walter Iooss (Walter Iooss Jr) is an American photographer best known for his award-winning images of sports’ greatest athletes, including Michael Jordan, Kelly Slater, Tiger Woods, Scottie Pippen, and Muhammad Ali. He has been called “the poet laureate of sports.”
Walter Iooss Age
Walter was born in Temple, Texas, on May 15th, 1943. He is 76 years old as of 2019.
Walter Iooss Family | Young
There is no information about Walter’s family, he has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. he has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about him having siblings.
Walter Iooss Married | Wife
Iooss is married to Eva Iooss, The pair has two sons, Christian and Bjorn. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
Walter Iooss Education
Iooss relocated from Temple to East Orange, New Jersey. In 1959, at the age of 16, he shot his first roll of film at a professional football game with a camera his father bought him. The following year he attended the German School of Photography in New York City during the summer. One year later, at the age of 17 years, Walter got his first assignment from Sports Illustrated the same year he graduated from East Orange High School. Two years later he shot his first cover for Sports Illustrated, but five more years would bring about a change of pace for Walter. Contrary to the sports images that he had been shooting, he then became an in-house photographer for Atlantic Records. In 2004 he was awarded the LUCIE Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports Photography.
Walter Iooss Career
From 1968 through 1972, Iooss was an in-house photographer for Atlantic Records in New York, where his subjects included performers like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. In 1982, Iooss was recruited by Fujifilm to work on an extended study of athletes who were working their way to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The two-and-a-half-year project required him to leave his position on the staff of Sports Illustrated (though he continued to contribute) and resulted in the publication of the book Shooting for the Gold.Walter Iooss
In the late 1980s, Iooss was commissioned to photograph advertising campaigns for Camel cigarettes. In 1993, Iooss’ work was featured on 27 baseball cards in an Upper Deck set dubbed “The Iooss Collection. Though he has worked with athletes and models, Iooss has also photographed Cuban children playing ball in the street and captured the raw desire of Thai kickboxers. According to Iooss, “The real joy of photography is these moments. I’m always looking for freedom, the search for the one-on-one. That’s when your instincts come out.”
His photographs have been exhibited most recently at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., in a show titled “Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss,” and at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, in a show titled “SPORT: Iooss & Leifer.”
Walter Iooss Net Worth
Looss estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.