Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
9. HALL OF FAME: Tiedemann to be honored
April 19th, 2007 5PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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: aJanis 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 Illustratedand 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
MLS Countdown: Vanney gives TFC reminder    
Toronto FC waited through many seasons and head coaches before finally reaching the playoffs last year. ...
Bundesliga 2016-17: Half the teams have a U.S. player    
From age 17 to 28, from newly promoted RB Leipzig to four-time defending champion Bayern Munich, ...
WCQ Callups: USA battles injuries and suspensions    
The roster for the U.S. national team's World Cup 2018 qualifiers against St. Vincent & the ...
NWSL: Olympians back in fold, mostly    
Off for 26 days because of the Olympics -- except for one make-up game -- the ...
What They're Saying: Laura Harvey    
"It's about someone’s livelihood. It’s about their career. Irrelevant of what the decision is and who ...
What They're Saying: Alex Morgan    
"The players don't control any of the consequences that happen, that are enforced by U.S. Soccer. ...
TV Report: MLS and NFL to air joint lineup    
On Sept. 18, Fox Sports will air two live MLS matches -- Sporting Kansas City-LA Galaxy ...
MLS Countdown: Timbers' health improving    
Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle and Portland meet Sunday at Providence Park for the second time in ...
WCQ Callups: T&T goes heavy on U.S.-based players    
Nine U.S.-based players -- five in MLS, three in the USL and one in the NASL ...
Video Pick: And the winner is ... Messi    
Add 2015-16 UEFA Goal of the Season to Lionel Messi's large collection of honors. His goal ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives