Following the release of Courts 01 (2012), Ward Roberts extends upon his comprehensive body of work documenting sporting courts in Hong Kong, Bermuda, Hawaii, New York and Melbourne with Courts 02.
Courts 02 by Ward Roberts sees two separate releases of the book (a First Edition of 800 plus a limited Special Edition of 100 copies only), and for the very first time a selection of three prints in a limited edition of 200 each, printed on uncoated 148gsm Mohawk Vellum paper (23.4in x 23.4in).
‘As all iconic images inevitably do, Ward Roberts’s Courts have now become a force of their own, circulating the world with terrific velocity via the rushing slipstream of the Internet, gathering momentum and making their mark upon the global eye. His work has brought together a growing community of followers, with whom he feels a humble sense of connection. This is, in a sense, the most beautiful reflection of the essence of what makes his images so riveting, his art so powerful: he gives life to the spaces of photography, and photography to the spaces of life’.
— Excerpt from ‘Courts 02 by Ward Roberts’ book foreword by Jennifer Krasinski, 2016.
The release saw a US book release at Soho House, New York and Arcana Books, Culver City with an exhibition at Kinokuniya's Wedge Gallery, Sydney.
— Australian Photobook of the Year 2016 Awards (Finalist)