Heroes of Sports. Athletes who are doing an enormous effort, to make their dream come true, to start at the Olympic Games. For this dream, they perform daily in the training to be in top form during the competitions.
HERÓ IS (portuguese for heroes) is a photography project by the Berlin-based photographer Rainer Christian Kurzeder, which gives the athletes the attention they deserve through large-format prints. The portraits present some of the top athletes from Berlin, who will compete for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for Germany. The project is long-term and will go beyond the Olympic Games. The goal is to cover the entire range of German top sports. In order to give the athletes an appealing frame, the motifs are photographed using high-quality technology.
The project is supported by Olympiastützpunkt Berlin and the Sportmetropole Berlin (Senatsverwaltung für Inneres und Sport)