Victory Journal Issue Six
We have just received the latest issue of Victory Journal, a beautiful large format periodical that artistically, culturally and uniquely examines sports and sporting in its various vestiges.
Victory Journal is currently available in our rooms, and is free to our overnight guests.
Victory Journal Issue Six explores two elements any glory-seeking city kid is brutally familiar with: blood and asphalt. Its trained eye moves through time and tone from Anthony Blasko’s wine-dark photos of a battered Jon Bones Jones clinging to his UFC title and illustrator David Rathman’s watercolor chronicle of the Montreal Grand Prix, to legendary photo-realist Jerome Liebling’s portraits of handball players in Miami Beach. An excerpt from Rick Telander’s 1974 basketball classic, Heaven is a Playground, is a time capsule of a Midwestern pioneer’s journey to the heart of a now-vanished Brooklyn, while Massaër Ndiaye reveals a Dakar native’s perspective on Senegalese wrestling. Invariably, across decades and continents, the stakes are high and the line between competition and combat is thin.