Louis Ross, whose photographs immortalised the stellar cast of the badminton world of the 1970s through to the 1990s, passed away on Thursday due to age-related health complications. He was 91.
Ross will be remembered as a great artist and innovator, who captured iconic images of the period for posterity. Succeeding generations of photographers still marvel at his ability to produce absorbing images of a physically dynamic sport in conditions not often suitable for photography. The decades that he covered were a time of great significance for badminton, for it spanned the era of legends like Rudy Hartono, the advent of ‘Open’ badminton, and the arrival of China and Korea in the 1980s.