Hoop includes approximately 100 stunning photographs of a wide variety of American basketball hoops, from humble garage and street courts around the country to the open-air White House court. Layton's photographs offer a breathtaking view of the weathered dreams, fading memories and future glories hanging from solitary backboards around the country. It is t just ather book about basketball, r is it ather roundup of action photos. It is an artful portrait of an American institution for anybody who is passionate about basketball.
Robin Layton is an artist, filmmaker, and has been a photojournalist for the past 25 years. At age 24, she was named one of the eight most talented photographers in America by LIFE magazine. Her documentary images have been featured by the Smithsonian and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. After an award-winning career in newspapers, including key positions with The Virginian-Pilot and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Robin embarked on a freelance career that has taken her on documentary assignments around the world--photographing everything from street people to presidents. She is the co-author and photographer of A Letter to My Dog: Notes to Our Best Friends (Chronicle, 2012). www.robinlayton.com