In 2019, athletes from around the world proudly shared their stories on the Players’ Tribune’s platform. Throughout the last 12 months our photographers witnessed, firsthand, the pressure, drama and vulnerability that modern athletes experience every day. Below are our 19 favorite images captured by TPT photographers last year.
Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard in the locker room at Oracle Arena on June 13 in Oakland, Calif., after Toronto won its first world championship by defeating the Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Portrait of Broncos linebacker Von Miller, photographed in Denver on Aug. 25.
Portrait of USWNT midfielder Megan Rapinoe, photographed in Santa Barbara, Calif., on March 29.
Orlando Pride forward Sydney Leroux Dwyer holds her newborn daughter, Roux, on Sept. 29 in Harrison, N.J., after playing her first game since giving birth to Roux on June 28.
Tintype portrait of Clippers guard Terance Mann, photographed in New York City on June 21.
Portrait of Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, photographed in Portland on July 26.
Portrait of Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier, photographed in Minneapolis on Aug. 1.
Portrait of two-time Paralympic gold medalist Oksana Masters, photographed in New York City on July 24.
Portrait of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, photographed in Hollywood on July 9.
Portrait of Chiefs receiver Mecole Hardman, photographed in Beverly Hills, Calif., on May 17.
Portrait of Seahawks players Shaquem (left) and Shaquill Griffin, photographed in Hollywood on July 9.
Portrait of Nuggets center Bol Bol, photographed in New York City on July 9.
Portrait of Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, photographed in Minneapolis on Sept. 27.
Portrait of retired NFL receiver Terrell Owens, photographed in Nashville on Aug. 23.
Portrait of USWNT players Ali Krieger (front) and Ashlyn Harris, photographed in New York City on April 30.
Portrait of WNBA stars Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird, photographed in Hollywood on July 9.
Portrait of Los Angeles Sparks guard Alexis Jones, photographed in L.A. on Sept. 6.
Portrait of Suns point guard Ricky Rubio, photographed in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, on May 17.
Brazilian defender Dani Alves is introduced to the crowd at São Paulo FC’s Estádio do Morumbi on Aug. 6.