Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
9. HALL OF FAME: Tiedemann to be honored
April 19th, 2007 5PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Photographer George Tiedemann has been named the 2007 Colin Jose Media Award recipient and will be honored at the 2007 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Aug. 26.

Tiedemann's images graced many magazines during the 1970s and early 1980s, when soccer was not as well received as it is today. He took the first soccer cover photo in Sports Illustrated -- a photo of Philadelphia Atoms goalie Bob Rigby in the 1973 NASL final.

Tiedemann spent time as a child to Libya, where he learned to play soccer and take pictures. At the age of 17, he returned to the United States to finish high school. During a four-year stint in the Marines, Tiedemann renewed his interest in photography while serving in Vietnam. On completion of his enlistment, Tiedemann began a nine-year career as a newspaper staff photographer (one of his first assignments: a Janis Joplin concert).

Tiedemann joined the Philadelphia Atoms as team photographer, which led to his hiring as the Director of Photography for the North American Soccer League. That NASL experience led to a more than 20-year career in photography at Sports Illustrated and almost three decades of visual U.S. soccer history.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 29] Robbie Keane ran wild in the major-market matchup of Designated Players to keep ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I've always tried to be a guy who makes the right play in front of the ...
Onus on Cavani for PSG against Barcelona    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] Paris St. Germain-Barcelona is the marquee match of Matchday 2 in ...
What They're Saying: Paul McGinley    
"I bounced ideas off him all week, he didn't preach to me, he didn't tell me ...
MLS's nouveau riche dominate millionaire club    
[MAKING A LIST] Big money has been flowing into Major League Soccer. Of the 15 players ...
USA and Brazil to play U-23 match in Brasilia    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. World Cup team never got to Brasilia, falling in the round of 16 ...
Report: Chivas USA set to go on hiatus after 2014 season    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The news should come as no surprise. Chivas USA, sold back to MLS by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives