MICHAEL ZAGARIS at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Images of Michael Zagaris and Tim Ryan and cover photo of Field of Play

Books Inc. Palo Alto presents rock n' roll and sports photographer Michael Zagaris for a introduction to his new book Field of Play, a striking celebration of decades of unparalleled access to the NFL!

Michael will be joined by ex NFL player and current KNBR analyst Tim Ryan!

For the past 60 years, Michael Zagaris has taken his camera behind the scenes of the NFL, capturing the moments that define America's game. With unparalleled access--42 Super Bowls, 49 seasons as team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers, and a behind-the-scenes passport to the rest of the NFL--Zagaris takes his aim beyond the field and to the locker room, the bench, the practices, and the training camps. His intimate portraits convey the nerves, the tension, the pain, and the elation with emotional depth and the clarity of a longtime insider. With contributions from celebrated Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, and Fred Biletnikoff, as well as text from renowned sportswriter Steve Cassady and sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, Field of Play highlights Zagaris's storied career as a photographer, showcasing the irresistible force of football and celebrates its enduring presence.


Michael Zagaris is a critically acclaimed sports and music photographer who has photographed the NFL since the 1970s and continues to be the San Francisco 49ers team photographer to this day. He has photographed 42 Super Bowls and 12 World Series and has earned three Super Bowl rings and one World Series ring. Zagaris lives in San Francisco with his wife and muse, Kristin. 

Tim Ryan is currently the radio analyst for the San Francisco 49ers on KNBR 104.5/680, and previously and NFL analyst for Fox television. A two-time All-American (1988,1989) at University of Southern California, Ryan is the all-time leading tackler in school history. Ryan was a third-round draft choice in the 1990 NFL draft and played for the Chicago Bears from 1990-1993. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Field of Play: 60 Years of NFL Photography By Michael Zagaris (By (photographer)), Steve Cassady, Ronnie Lott (Other primary creator), Joe Montana (Other primary creator), Fred Biletnikoff (Other primary creator), Dr. Harry Edwards (Other primary creator) Cover Image
By Michael Zagaris (By (photographer)), Steve Cassady, Ronnie Lott (Other primary creator), Joe Montana (Other primary creator), Fred Biletnikoff (Other primary creator), Dr. Harry Edwards (Other primary creator)
ISBN: 9781951836764
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Published: Cameron Books - October 4th, 2022

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