Color photograph of Suzy Hotrod of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby, 2008

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Color photograph of Suzy Hotrod of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby, 2008

Description

Color photograph of Suzy Hotrod of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby taken by Andreanna Seymore the official photographer for USA Roller Derby at the First World Cup in Toronto, Canada, 2011. Seymore is a freelance photographer who joined the Hellions of Troy in 2008 and became a member of the close knit, roller derby community.
Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions name. In 2002, the Texas Rollergirls were formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. The flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, print programs and putting any money earned back into the organization.
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Subject

Women
Amusements
Roller Derby
Professional
Sports

Source

Smithsonian Institution

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