Photographs by Andrea Santolaya
Foreword by Larry Fink
La Oficina Editions. 2011. Spain
"(...) this work by Andrea santolaya is unique in the legacy of the sport. ..... it is about silence.. about resistance, and patience... what this photographer dosnt show has given birth to what it does show.. the remarkable soul of the women who have drilled and trained, who have left their home at dawn to jump rope and shadowbox.. who have gone to work and put in working class hours in order to finance a destiny. a destiny which calls for becoming strong and inherently armored but by being so, soft, as if the soul was only to be discovered by the flame and drill of steel. the steel will for mastery and muscle...this work is about physical ambition and the inner quiet that grows from its stealth.... if you allow yourself to enter each of these slices which contain the portraits , you will be held by their integrity and power. an unspoken reverie sets in.... you have experienced the ongoing result which glows from within...."
Continuation of the excerp from the introduction of the book ARound. Larry Fink 2010