Vernon Biever

Vernon Biever

Vernon Joseph Biever
Born 21 May 1923
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Died 13 October 2010(2010-10-13) (aged 87)
Port Washington, Wisconsin
Occupation Sports Photorgrapher
Notable awards Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (2002)
NFL Photographer of the Year (1984)

Vernon Joseph Biever (21 May 1923 – 13 October 2010 [1]) was an American photographer, most notably with the Green Bay Packers.

Biever covered his first Packers game in 1941 for The Milwaukee Sentinel while a student at St. Norbert College.[2] He was the official team photographer from 1946 until his retirement in 2006.[3]

His photographs were collected in The Glory of Titletown (ISBN 0878339906). Biever's photographs have been featured in books, television shows, and movies.

Biever's son John is a photographer for Sports Illustrated. His other son, James, and grandson, Michael, are photographers for the Packers.

References

  1. ^ Eernisse Funeral Home"Vernon J. Biever" 16 December 2010
  2. ^ SportsShooter.com
  3. ^ 14 October 2010Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"Funeral Set for Longtime Packers Photographer Biever" 17 December 2010
  • "Sterling Sharpe & Vernon Biever Headed to Packer Hall of Fame" 21 May 2002
  • "He's Always Been in the Picture for Packers", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 23 May 2002

External links

  • Packers.com team staff list
  • "Vernon J. Biever Classic Collection" - official gallery