Tennis Girl photo stars as competition prize

November 8, 2007

A limited-edition canvas print of the famous ?Tennis Girl? photo from the 1970s is being given away in a competition run by Amateur Photographer.

The print ? measuring 60x80cm and worth £300 ? is one of just 1,850 released worldwide by Pyramid Posters.

Each is numbered and signed by the photographer Martin Elliott and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Captured on a tennis court at Birmingham University in the summer of 1976 ? using a Nikon F1 camera and Kodak film ? the image attained iconic status when it was made into an Athena poster.

The girl in the picture was the photographer?s then girlfriend, Fiona Butler. Apparently, she couldn?t even play tennis at the time.

Click here for details of how to win the limited-edition Tennis Girl canvas print or send your name and address on a postcard to Tennis Girl, Amateur Photographer magazine, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 OSU. The closing date is Monday 7 January 2008.

For more about the canvas print visit

? For the full story behind this famous image ? through the words of the photographer himself ? see next week?s issue of Amateur Photographer, which is in shops from Tuesday 13 November.

Picture credit: Martin Elliott

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