Summer Speaker Event - "Every Picture Tells A Story": The sports stories behind the photographs
Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755

In 1963, award-winning photographer Frank Beardsley went to shoot the game at Neptune High School and got more than he bargained for. He labeled this image on the back simply as ``The Fight.’’ When the shot was uncovered more than five decades later, the events of that night and stories of those captured by Beardsley’s lens came to life once again.

Asbury Park Press sports columnist shares stories

Speaker Series summer event 7:15, August 22 at the Board of Ed building, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst

They say every picture tells a story. And some tell more than one. In recent years, Asbury Park Press sports columnist Steve Edelson has scoured the newspaper’s photo archives, pulling out images for a series of historical retrospectives chronicling sports at the Jersey Shore. And along the way, not only have the archival photographs breathed life into the words, some have taken on a life of their own, telling both a story—and ultimately, a backstory.


He has shaped his retrospectives into a talk, illustrated with photos of legendary Jersey Shore games and athletes that played them. His research, coupled with his years of experience writing about the regional sports scene, yield fascinating insights. 


Steve as agreed to present his talk as part of our Speaker Series.  Join us 7:15, Wednesday, August 22 at the Board of Education Building, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst. Explore the history of the archival images and see for yourself how freezing a moment in time can tell way more than a thousand words.


The speaker event is open to the public, free of charge. Donations are appreciated. Refreshments are served. (We collect and welcome nonperishable items for the Fulfill food bank.)