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Brad Mangin a freelance sports photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area where he regularly shoots assignments for Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball Photos. His work keeps him busy from the first pitch of spring training to the final out of the World Series.
Upon graduating from San Jose State University in 1988 with a degree in photojournalism, his work experience has ranged from being a staff photographer at the Contra Costa Times, stringing for The Associated Press and shooting trading cards for The Upper Deck Company. One of his career highlights includes working for the legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer as the Bay Area staff photographer at The National Sports Daily in 1990.
Since becoming a full-time freelance photographer in 1993, he has photographed everything from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta to the San Francisco Giants World Series win in Kansas City in 2014. In between, he has covered a number of Super Bowls, All Star games and playoff games all over the United States.
Speaking at workshops and colleges is one of Mangin's favorite activities and he has had the pleasure of giving lectures at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Western Kentucky University, The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The Apple Store San Francisco, The Apple Store SoHo, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, The Sports Shooter Luau, The Sports Shooter Academy, Rich Clarkson’s Sports Photography Workshop, The San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Photo Night, ASMP San Diego, ASMP Houston, Brooks Institute, San Jose State University, University of Nevada, Stanford University, and many other venues.
In 2011 Mangin served as a judge for the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest, and in 2008 Mangin judged the 64th Pictures of the Year International photo contest in Columbia, Missouri. In 2006 Mangin was awarded the Ohlone College Alumnus of the Year.
Mangin had two books published 2013. “Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin” captures the 2012 MLB season from spring training beginning in February all the way through the World Series in October – all through the lens of Instagram on his iPhone.
“Never. Say. Die.: The San Francisco Giants – 2012 World Series Champions” captures this historic season with photographs that evoke the Giants’ relentless spirit of passion and persistence in 2012.
Mangin is publishing a new book about the Giants 2014 World Series team that will be released in April of 2015.
Mangin has donated his entire archive of baseball photographs dating back to 1987 to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. This collection of over 75,000 images grows each day during the season with every new game Mangin shoots.
A San Francisco Giants season ticket holder, Mangin lives in the Bay Area with his cats Mike and Willie.