Victory Journal is a print and digital publication devoted to the intersection of sport and culture. Rather than engage in statistical analysis or partisan squabbling, Victory spotlights the drama of sport and the enduring glory of athletic pursuits the world over. Calling on an elite roster of like-minded contributors, Victory provides a forum for work that is unapologetically enthusiastic and uncompromisingly human. Through extensive reporting, probing personal essays, award-winning photography, illustration, and original films and animations, Victory embraces both classic storytelling methods and those just beginning to emerge.
Victory Journal’s eleventh issue explores the concept of “Body & Soul,” and what that might mean to people the world over. It’d be easy to argue that both the body and the soul are essential components of a good athlete, but what makes a great one? Whether it’s the homegrown energy of the Green Bay Packers’ fans, the astonishing new places ballerina Misty Copeland is pushing her form, or the powerfully dramatic teamwork at the NCAA women’s volleyball championships, Victory Journal #11 is about what drives humans to compete, train, and achieve peak mental and physical fitness. In the issue, we also travel to Bali to document the annual buffalo race, track the history of the Farmer family’s Appalachian basketball dynasty, and dive deep into the unexpected period when Joe Montana helped transition Tiger Balm from a cult ointment to a globally-renowned healing salve.
11 x 16.5", 153 pages