Bronze 2020 / Portfolio / Personal


  • Photographer
    Markku Lahdesmaki
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Portfolio/Personal

Polo is the sport of kings. Here in the Coachella valley -it belongs to everyone, to the Eldorado and Empire clubs, to young and old, to women and men, to the green grass and vast sky. And to a photographer’s curiosity. The noble origins run through the grounds, and obvious tradition but my lens is drawn to the physicality of it, the preparation, the stables, the work and sport. And also to the relationships, among teammates, between ponies and riders, even those of dogs and their duties.