Going to the match: football culture photography

Przemek Niciejewski is one of the world’s best football culture photographers.

His work taps into the essence of being a football supporter. Being a football lover is not just about 90 minutes in the stands or in front of the telly each week. It’s the pre-match anxiety, it’s the shared experience with other supporters, it’s helping make the tea at your local club.

Przemek’s photos capture all of this and more.

Thin White Line has printed compelling photo essays by Przemek in issues one and two, and we’re proud to publish his photo essay on non-league football in issue three. We’ve also featured his work on the Thin White Line website.

Przemek is now launching a book of his own work, called Going to the match.

I try to show this mosaic of fans full of passion, attachment to the club, people for whom Saturday afternoon is the most awaited event of the week. Being a fan is something more than just a way to be fill your free time. You aren’t a fan occasionally, you’re a fan for life.

You can buy copies of the book via Przemek’s Kickstarter campaign.

To get your blood pumping, here are some samples of Przemek’s work:

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