Documentary Photography | Content Producer Becky Olstad
This body of work began as an exploration of the imperfect and piecemeal memory I have of my late grandfather who, among other things, was a boxer. I grew up on stories of his life relayed by my father, his only child. These stories typically featured an epic climax in which the protagonist, my grandfather, set out to right the wrongs of this world – most commonly with his fists. For him, boxing seemed less like an athletic contest and more like a way of life, or a code by which he lived. It was this aspect of his character I sought to explore with this body of work.
The Sweet Science - Artist Statement.