“My most recent and challenging project has been a book on grassroots football entitled AMEN. 15,000km through ten countries in Southern Africa and West Africa. AMEN remains true to finding beauty and joy where others may only see deprivation. AMEN above all else, captures the strength of the human spirit.”
Over the last twelve months, Gabriel Uchida has emerged, to our minds at least, as one of the best football photographers operating anywhere right now.
During 2012 the final chapters of my homage to the Råsunda Fotbollstadion was written. On the 22 November the stadium’s main tenants, Swedish league team AIK Stockholm, said farewell to their home of 75 years with a Europa League tie against Napoli; a game that showed almost every spectra of the game we love, including a last-minute goal which meant AIK lost 2-1.