Friday Photo: Jocelyn Bain Hogg’s Pub-Based Perspective on the World Cup

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Fans watch England vs. Algeria (0-0) and England vs. Germany (1-4) at a London pub. (Photos: Jocelyn Bain Hogg)

When photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg wanted to capture the human drama of the 2010 World Cup, he didn’t book a flight to South Africa and gird his ears from the droning B-flats of vuvuzelas. He simply went ’round to London’s Duke Of Wellington Public House and aimed his old-school Tele Rolleiflex at the multicultural patrons as goals were scored…or not scored. The result is “A World of Their Own,” a series of emotionally charged close-ups recently posted to the VII Network. Each image is helpfully annotated with not only the name and nationality of the subject(s) but also the World Cup match that was being viewed and the final score. Hogg’s photo essay is a touching reminder that sometimes it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you watch the game.