↑ Dwight White, right, a member of Pittsburgh’s vaunted “Steel Curtain” defense, chases down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach in the second quarter of Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 18, 1976. The Steelers’ come-from-behind 21-17 win made this one of the most entertaining games in the first Super Bowl decade. (AP Photo)
As football fans around America look forward to the excitement of Super Bowl XLIX the Associated Press will be celebrating the game’s rich history with a photo exhibit near the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the big game will be played.
Featuring 50 compelling AP images, including a photo from every Super Bowl game since the first in 1967, the exhibit will showcase the trials and triumphs of football’s biggest contest. The 2014 championship was the most-watched television event in U.S. history.
“AP photojournalists have been documenting the Super Bowl since it began,” said Santiago Lyon, AP vice president and director of photography. “We’re thrilled to offer some of their best work ahead of this year’s game.”
The exhibit, which is free, opens Friday, Jan 9 at Gallery Glendale, 9830 W. Westgate Blvd in Glendale, Arizona. Open: on Fridays and Saturdays in January, as well as on Sunday, Jan. 25 (Pro Bowl game day), and on Sunday, Feb. 1 (Super Bowl Sunday), from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. PST.
• AP Images is the exclusive commercial photo partner for the NFL. In 1996, AP became the first news organisation to cover a Super Bowl without film, using only digital cameras, at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Arizona.