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Al Schoenfield Media Award

2019 Peter Bick (USA)


Peter H. Bick, Ph.D. specializes in sports, nature and event photography.


He received his B.S. in Biology from Albion College (1970) and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Immunology & Microbiology from the University of Michigan (1975). Bick pursued postdoctoral studies at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (1975-76) and Washington University (1976-77). After serving as a faculty member of the Medical College of Virginia (1977-1985), Bick joined Eli Lilly and Company as a research scientist. He retired from Eli Lily after 20 years of research and research management assignments.


Since moving to Indianapolis in 1985, Bick has been a part of the Indianapolis Sports Initiative through his involvement with the Indiana Sports Corporation, the RCA Tennis Championships, the Circle City Classic, various amateur sport governing bodies, Indiana and Purdue universities and event corporate sponsors. During this period, Bick has photographed numerous major events including, Olympic Trials in Swimming, Diving, Rowing, Synchronized Swimming, and Wrestling; NCAA Championships in Swimming and Diving, Track and Field and Water Polo, and Final Four Basketball; World Championships in Diving, Rowing, Gymnastics, Swimming and Basketball; National Championship events in Swimming, Rowing, Basketball, Gymnastics, Track and Field, and Water Polo; Davis Cup Tennis, IndyCar auto racing and U.S. National Drag races. For 16 years, Bick served as the tournament photographer for the RCA Championships, a significant event on the ATP Tour.


Bick is the Chief Photographer for Swimming World Magazine (2014) and his images have been published nationally and internationally. Bick’s publication credits include Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Women, Tennis Magazine, Tennis Week, Time, Swimming World, Swim, Splash, Swimmer Magazine, L’Equipe, U.S. Rowing, Synchro Swimming USA, USA Diving magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indianapolis Star, ATP Tour in Review, PGA programs, RCA Championships publications, and Big Ten and Indiana Sports Corporation publications, to name a few.


In the field of nature photography, Bick has traveled extensively throughout the United States, to the Galapagos Islands, the Falkland Islands and Antarctica and several times to Africa to photograph wildlife.


Peter lives in Zionsville, Indiana with his wife Carol.

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