Jane Stockdale Photographed the Crowds at the World Cup

 - Jul 22, 2014
References: watchingtheworldcup & itsnicethat
Jane Stockdale traveled to Brazil to photograph passionate soccer fans as they watched the World Cup. The decision came about after her application to photograph the audience at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was repeatedly declined.

Stockdale watched the games in many different settings, from the Copacabana beach to a retirement home. No matter the site, it's clear to see people's love of the game shine through in every photo -- even the ones documenting heartbreak over the now-infamous game against Germany.

More than anything, Stockdale wanted to avoid stereotypical shots. Of the project, she explains that it was, "Amazing. I loved it. We met so many incredible people. We really wanted to avoid shooting typical clichéd shots of photogenic, face-painted fans, and document other sides and realities of the World Cup."