Victory Journal is a print and digital publication devoted to the intersection of sport and culture. Rather than engage in statistical analysis or partisan squabbling, Victory spotlights the drama of sport and the enduring glory of athletic pursuits the world over.
Calling on an elite roster of like-minded contributors, Victory provides a forum for work that is unapologetically enthusiastic and uncompromisingly human. Through extensive reporting, probing personal essays, award-winning photography, illustration, and original films and animations, Victory embraces both classic storytelling methods and those just beginning to emerge.
Issue 16 Risk and Reward
Victory Journal 16 explores the twin forces of RISK & REWARD. We dive into the noir-ish case of “Madam Ram,” the first-ever female owner of a major sports league, cast as devious and dangerous for her control over an all-male organization and ultimately accused in the case of her husband’s death. We find co-ed heavyweights in kilts hammer-throwing in the Scottish Games. We meet the power couple of squash in Egypt, dominating the game as husband and wife. Mexicans in Tultelpec light the running of the bulls on fire with their notoriously lethal fireworks festival. And reformed bank robber Nick Gage starts life anew with an unstoppable career—in death-match wrestling.
Large format 27 x 41 cm