Winnipeg Athletes Pose as Gods, Goddesses in New Photo Exhibit

Winnipeg Athletes Pose as Gods, Goddesses in New Photo Exhibit

By Sarah Klein

Finn Higgins - Sophia Lee
Wrestler Finn Higgins of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and Sophia Lee, principal dancer for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, are two local athletes featured in a new photography exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. (IAN MCCAUSLAND / WAG)
Moe Leggett
Moe Leggett, safety for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (IAN MCCAUSLAND / WAG)

A new photography exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery has some local athletes posing as gods and goddesses.

“Modern Day Heroes” were shot by local photographer Ian McCausland and are meant to portray the figures of “Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin,” the WAG’s current exhibit.

“Artists in ancient times often regarded athletes as muses,” said Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO. “This connection is seen in Olympus, and now forms the basis of the Modern Day Heroes exhibit.”

Athletes include Sophia Lee, principal dancer for Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Moe Leggett, safety for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, wrestler Finn Higgins of the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, and swimmer Kimberly Moors of the University of Manitoba Bisons.

Both the photo exhibit and Olympus are on at the WAG until March 6.

Kimberly Moors
Swimmer Kimberly Moors of the University of Manitoba Bisons (IAN MCCAUSLAND / WAG)

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