Mangin photographs featured in Ken Burns film

Posted on September 27, 2010

This picture is featured in the film “The Tenth Inning.” Nate Schierholtz of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the game at AT&T Park on September 13, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)


Tomorrow night is the big night! That’s right sports fans, “The Tenth Inning”,  a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick makes it’s debut on Tuesday night, September 28 at 8pm on a PBS station near you! The special part of the film (which runs for two consecutive nights) that has caused so much excitement in the Mangin house in Pleasanton will be the many photographs by me that will pop up during both episodes.

About 15 of my pictures are in the film, thanks to Florentine Films Associate Producer Michael Welt and my extensive online photo archive powered by PhotoShelter. Michael first contacted me way back in December of 2008 looking for pictures to help illustrate their new film. Obviously Michael was looking for pictures from the steroid era that the film would be covering (1994-present) including Barry Bonds. He came to the right place! Over the next 14 months Michael downloaded hundreds of images from my archive as they edited the film. Once the final edit of the film came together I found out I had about 15 pictures in the film and three pictures in the book they produced “Baseball: An Illustrated History.”

Mangin Images in The Tenth Inning – Images by Brad Mangin

I put together a little gallery above of most of my pictures that are in the film so you can look out for them while you watch it this week. Besides my pictures please watch for some great stuff by legendary Bay Area artist Michael Zagaris. You will know Z’s pictures when you see them. Just look for the best pictures in black and white that tell the story of the Oakland A’s led by the Bash Brothers Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. Finally, some of the coolest pictures you will see in part one of the film were shot by San Francisco Giants team photographer Andy Kuno’s father Takeo Kuno. I saw the first part of the film during a private screening in New York City two months ago and seeing Takeo’s rarely-seen and beautiful black and white photographs of Bobby Bonds in action, in the clubhouse, and with Willie Mays was a real highlight for me. You can’t miss Takeo’s pictures, especially his terrific action picture of Bobby batting at Candlestick Park on the only night the Giants ever wore white cleats at home during his era, a Saturday night against the Dodgers in 1973.

Get your popcorn ready and set your DVR’s. You won’t want to miss this incredible, story-telling film. Made all the better by the use of still photographs, of course!

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