Hawks Honor Scott Cunningham

The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club is honoring team photographer of the past 40 seasons, Scott Cunningham, with a two-week retrospective of his work at the Westside Cultural Arts Center beginning Aug. 3 through Aug. 14.

Cunningham has also been the Atlanta Dream’s photographer for the organizations 10 seasons in the WNBA. He has captured some of the franchise’s biggest moments, including its three runs to the WNBA Finals in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Cunningham’s photos have graced four Sports Illustrated covers, as well as national publications including SLAM and Hockey News, and been featured in advertising campaigns for the likes of Nike and more. In 1997, fans voted his shot of Michael Jordan driving the lane against the Milwaukee Bucks as the Photo of the Year on NBA.com. Cunningham, a Roanoke, VA native, also co-authored Dale Earnhardt Image of Greatness, a book of photos chronicling the life of the NASCAR legend on and off the track.

The Hawks partnered with ACP to curate Cunningham’s vast photo archives of more than 20,000 pictures into a show that will enthrall art and sports fans alike. Cunningham’s lens work through the years has included the Chicago Bulls, Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers, as well as major events such as Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, NBA All-Star games, NASCAR and Princess Diana’s funeral.

The exhibition, which is free to the public, officially starts Aug. 3 with an opening reception from 7 – 10 p.m. To RSVP for the event or for more information on gallery hours go to www.hawks.com/scott.