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Alumni Highlights: RIT alumni featured in major photo exhibit

Lynn Johnson¹s photo of athlete Aimee Mullins is featured in Game Face.
©Lynn Johnson, 1997

Photos by three RIT alumni are featured in Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?, a book and exhibition compiled by Jane Gottesman and Geoffrey Biddle. The 139-photo exhibit was on display at the Smithsonian Institution from June through December and in Salt Lake City from January through March, and will be at the Women’s Museum in Dallas from May through July 2002.

The book, published by Random House, is a collection of 182 color and black-and-white photos of women athletes that span the decades from the 1890s to the present. The images are of the famous and the unknown, ranging from Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Amelia Earhart to a 13-year-old Little Leaguer.

Lynn Johnson ’75 has two photos in the book: one of a high school athlete preparing for a game, and another of a double amputee who runs on artificial feet. Robert Bukaty ’82 contributed a photo of a Maine woman tossing an iron skillet. A photo of the 1982 U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Team by Gerald Williams ’75 also is included.