football's hidden story
In disaster areas, war zones and urban wastelands, football keeps humanity alive. It brings nations together and promotes unity. It encourages equality and generates pride and self-belief. It has the power to heal and to help, to motivate, to give freedom to dreams and empower a generation. There are millions of people playing the game or helping it to flourish who find that football brings a positive dimension to their lives.
Away from the billionaire owned clubs with it's multi-million pound players, Football's Hidden Story, is a series of emotive human interest photographs showing the positive impact that football has had at grassroot level on individuals and communities all around the world: from Iraq to Haiti; Liberia to Colombia; China to Israel and many places in between.
A full edit of the reportage is available from Getty Images