Condolences to photographer Anthony Harris

Condolences to photographer Anthony Harris

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association expresses heartfelt condolences to the family and co-workers of sports photographer Anthony Harris who passed away earlier today after being knocked down by a motorist while cycling around the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday.

Anthony worked for Guardian Media Limited and provided a stream of top-quality photographs from several of our events. He always took the trouble to understand what was happening at our National Team matches, training sessions or Press Conferences and was never satisfied until he had got exactly the shot he wanted. And when he did, he would tell you, “Got what I came for, I’m out.” And you could rely on his presence even in the most bleak conditions. But it was this approach that made him such a wonderful professional to work with, also being a kind and gentle man.

His shots popped impressively over the years on the Guardian Sports Pages and he was liked and respected not only by media colleagues but by national team players and officials over the years.

Through his lens, Anthony lived through all the highs and lows of Trinidad and Tobago football.

His passing is a great loss to the world of local sports photography and will be felt by all of us in the football fraternity.

Anthony Harris is seen here at far left at an international football match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Photo: Allan Crane