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Graham Bool

Graham Bool was part of the wheelchair basketball team that represented Great Britain at three Paralympic Games; Heidleberg, Toronto and Arnhem.

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However, he was even more prolific as a photographer – being accredited at 5 Paralympic Games from Barcelona in 1992 through to Beijing in 2008. Graham retired from the Great Britain team when his first child was born. He had been a keen photographer since he was a boy. Born with polio, Graham initially walked with crutches or a stick, but found he could move more quickly and efficiently using a wheelchair. He established his own photography business in the 1980s covering a wide variety of subjects. However Graham will be remembered for photographing disability sport in Britain and at Paralympic Games internationally. As a Paralympian, Graham had an inherent understanding of the emotion of competing at the highest level and was able to capture it through his camera lens. A resident fixture at disability sport events and Paralympic Games for two decades, Graham was a fine ambassador for the Paralympic Movement and his talent leaves a legacy of unique images from 5 Paralympic Games. Sadly, Graham passed away in September 2010. He was 62 years old.

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