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Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Following the advent of roller derby in the 1930s, the full-contact sport rose to great popularity in the 1960s, and has again since 2002. Several leagues were formed in the United States, most of them for women only, whose sexy costumes formed a stark contrast with the roughness of the sport. Players get into character for the game, assuming alter egos with names like ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Kehrer Verlag (first published 2009)
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Feb 04, 2010 Elevate Difference rated it it was ok
Shelly Calton’s Hard Knocks: Rolling with the Derby Girls is a book of photographs that illustrates everything I love about black and white photography; the smoky interplay of light and dark, negative space and shadow. These gritty, noir-ish photos of the Houston Roller Derby are captivating, but sadly the book in its entirely lacked the oomph I was hoping for.

I’ve seen a lot of roller derby. I’ve witnessed broken bones and chipped teeth and a lot of other gruesome casualties of this super compe
Tamara Evans
This is a wonderful collection of photographs highlighting the women of a Houston Texas roller derby team. I enjoyed reading about the history of Roller Derby as well as the the author's experience of taking photos of the Derby girls.Although the pictures are in black and white, the color of the derby girls passion for the sport shines through in each and every photo. By reading this book, I am inspired by seeing that any woman, regardless of her profession and background, is capable of becoming ...more
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