2012 Olympic Games London / Weymouth
Yachting photographer Daniel Forster, from Jamestown, Rhode Island, has photographed every Olympic sailing regatta since 1972, except Beijing in 2008 which he was unable to attend, and has quite the portfolio to show for it. At the Rio Olympics, he is photographing with his colleague, photographer Juerg Kaufmann. They covered the 2012 Games in London together, and as Forster says, “Covering the Olympics is such a large task that it’s impossible to do it alone.” Forster is the official US Sailing Team Photographer, and is well-known for capturing the victorious celebrations of Olympic medal winners. For the sailors in Rio, they can hope for both a medal at the end of the regatta and a snap by the world-famous photographer, like these favorites from past Games with captions from Forster himself.