Photo Finish

From the fighting finish to hands down winners, Photo Finish traces the enduring impact of photography documenting the rise of the Kentucky Derby as a celebrated sporting event. The exhibit features historic and rarely seen images from the archives of both the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Courier-Journal newspaper.  

Included in the exhibition is Wallace Lowry’s now infamous photograph ‘Fighting Finish’ showing the furious stretch battle between jockeys Don Meade and Herb Fisher at the 1933 Kentucky Derby. The exhibit also features the work of other noted photographers Barney Cowherd, Bill Strode, Gean Baron and current CJ photo archivist and photographer Pat McDonogh.  

The exhibits represent the Kentucky Derby Museum’s contribution as a participating venue in the Louisville Photo Biennial, a city-wide festival of photography related exhibitions.  Photo Finish will be on view in the Carl F. Pollard Gallery.