2020 Salute to Summer Games

Volunteer photographers have helped chronicle the Summer Games for more than 30 years.
Volunteer photographers have helped chronicle the Summer Games for more than 30 years.

Summer Games Photographers

Started by Bob Burk in 1987 and originally supported by the Creative Camera Club of Lexington, volunteer photographers have contributed their talents to chronicle the Summer Games for more than three decades. 
 
Originally, photographers would get shots of as many athletes as possible on the Saturday of the Games, then returned on Sunday with prints that athletes could find and take home for free.
 
As print photography gave way to digital, the photography crew grew to a small army, recognizable throughout the Games by their yellow vests. Now, volunteer photographers take more than 10,000 shots each year and all are made available throughout the Saturday of the Games on the SOKY Flikr site (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sokentucky/albums). And in keeping with the program's tradition, all of them are free for athletes and their families to download.
 
Many of our Summer Games photographers continue to help out at Special Olympics Kentucky events throughout the year. 
 
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