David Arribas

Lady Jammer ( Ongoing ).
Location: Madrid / Spain.
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: David Arribas (1978) is a freelance photographer based in Madrid, ( Spain ) .Interested in documentary reporting on sociocultural issues, he focuses his work within the country where he resides, claiming proximity issues as an object of study. He... MORE
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Lady Jammer ( Ongoing ).
Copyright David Arribas 2023
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Dec 1969
Updated Jun 2018
Location Madrid. Spain
Topics Black and White, blockers, contact sport, Documentary, Female Team, jammers, Photography, rocking-skate, roller derby, sport, Sports, Still life, woman
Lady Jammer.

The roller derby is a female contact sport developed in a flat oval track, with two teams, 10 players on the track (5 of each team at the time of play).

The term roller derby was first used in 1922 when the Chicago Tribune used it to describe multi-day roller-skating races, similar to the late Nineteenth-Century marathons reported by The New York Times. The roller derby became an icon of popular culture thanks to the celebration of matches in many cities in USA which were broadcast by radio and even on television.

In the mid-1970s the Roller derby lost popularity and was relegated to television replacements headed by veteran skaters. The revival of the contemporary female roller derby took place in the early 2000s in Austin, Texas. In 2004, a group of women's leagues formed what is now the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), which coordinates and establishes the rules governing the competition between the members of the leagues.

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