Photography

Ryu Voelkel’s astonishing soccer photos

His work has appeared in every issue of Howler Like the best players in the world, Ryu Voelkel sees soccer differently than most people. But unlike those players, who often struggle to describe how they do what they do, the genius of Ryu’s vision is evident in his photographs, which have been a staple in Howler …

Pitch Invasion 033: “The Hawk Takes Applause”

The hawk is only caught once he’s finished the hunt. That’s the one time his image can truly be captured, when he’s slowed down, left wing raised to celebrate his kill. Otherwise, he’s just too swift, A blizzard of black and yellow feathers. Now he’s sunk his neon talons in the turf, and as the …

Pitch Invasion 031: “A Regular Player’s Tale”

You work so hard your whole life. You strive, you desperately train, You improve your game, then relentlessly improve again, and it all leads to that moment, on one humid Spanish night – when you become a hurdle, as greatness takes flight. Photo by Ryu Voelkel Poetry by Musa Okwonga Pitch Invasion 030: “The Emperor’s …

Nosso Campo

The women of Vitoria Photograph by Adrienne Grunwald For the past five years, photographer Adrienne Grunwald has made a series of trips to document women’s soccer in Brazil. She shot these images of Vitória in 2012, the same year the club finished fourth in the Copa Libertadores Femenina, South America’s only continent-wide competition for women. Grunwald’s muted …