Everyday Olympian documents people involved in local community sports in the West Midlands, be it a 12 year old swimmer or 30 year old boxer. These are the people that make up the tapestry of sports that thrive at all levels across the country.


Funded by Kalaboration and the Cultural Olympiad , Everyday Olympian was exhibited widely in 2012 including The Drum, Centro buses in Coventry, exhibited in South Korea and the Foto8 Summershow, London. It was inspired by London 2012 Olympics.


Boora used a travelling backdrop and studio kit to photograph local sports people immediately after having participated in training or competition. All work was shot on Mamiya RZ67 medium format film between March - July 2012.

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Wheelchair Basketball player, Birmingham. 

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Wheelchair Basketball player, Birmingham. 

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Coventry City Ladies FC. 

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Coventry City Ladies FC. 

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Warley Wasps water polo player

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Warley Wasps water polo player

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Swimmer, photographed at Smethwick swimming baths.

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Swimmer, photographed at Smethwick swimming baths.

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​Tony was photographed immediately after having fought in a boxing match at Birmingham's Tower Ballroom. ×
​Tony was photographed immediately after having fought in a boxing match at Birmingham's Tower Ballroom. ×
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Athlete photographed at Alexander Stadium

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Athlete photographed at Alexander Stadium

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Fencing, photographed in Bourneville Birmingham.

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Fencing, photographed in Bourneville Birmingham.

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Triathlete

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Triathlete

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This boxer lost his bout at the Tower Ballroom, and was in disbelief when he sat for his portrait. Not really paying attention to the camera. 

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This boxer lost his bout at the Tower Ballroom, and was in disbelief when he sat for his portrait. Not really paying attention to the camera. 

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Coventry City Ladies FC player

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Coventry City Ladies FC player

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400m runner

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400m runner

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Badminton player

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Badminton player

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Hockey player, photographed in Handsworth Wood

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Hockey player, photographed in Handsworth Wood

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Coventry City Ladies FC

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Coventry City Ladies FC

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Another boxer who fought competitively at the Tower Ballroom, after his first ever competitive match. Which he won.

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Another boxer who fought competitively at the Tower Ballroom, after his first ever competitive match. Which he won.

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Judo fighter, 8years old. Photographed at Alexander Stadium. 


He had been bullied when he was small but Judo had helped to raise his confidence.

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Judo fighter, 8years old. Photographed at Alexander Stadium. 


He had been bullied when he was small but Judo had helped to raise his confidence.

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Fencing, photographed in Bourneville Birmingham.

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Fencing, photographed in Bourneville Birmingham.

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Judo fighter. Photographed at Alexander Stadium.

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Judo fighter. Photographed at Alexander Stadium.

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West Midlands Police Football Club, Solihull

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West Midlands Police Football Club, Solihull

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Hockey player, photographed in Handsworth Wood

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Hockey player, photographed in Handsworth Wood

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Triathlete

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Triathlete

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Athlete from Alexander Stadium

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Athlete from Alexander Stadium

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Coventry City Ladies FC

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Coventry City Ladies FC

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Badminton player

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Badminton player

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boxer photographed at a gym in Birmingham.

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boxer photographed at a gym in Birmingham.

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