Mansoor Ahmed is a UK based, internationally published, freelance photographer whose primary focus is in the sport of basketball.
He produces raw, intense and dynamic images of players at all stages of their career and captures the emotion, passion and energy of all involved in the sport. During a career spanning the last twenty five years, Mansoor has covered many prestigious domestic and international events including the Olympic Games and numerous European and World Championships all around the globe.
Mansoor is currently the official photographer for both Great Britain and Basketball England. He has strong links to domestic leagues working for the British Basketball League (BBL) and Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) in both an official and commission basis over the current and previous seasons.
Other organisations commissioning photographs in his portfolio include the NBA, WNBA, FIBA, FIBA Europe and the Euroleague.
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Basketball England's showpeice Junior finals returns for the first time at the University of Hertfordshire.19
Basketball England Senior Cup Finals from the University of Hertfordshire.19
The 2017 BBL Trophy Final returns to Glasgow's Emirates Arena.22
The end of season reaches it climax with the Senior Playoff finals.29
The end of season reaches it climax with the Junior Playoff finals.14
The BBL reaches it's climax as the playoff final is held at the O2 Arena, London.31
The 40th edition of Europe's best competition split between four host countries.
Ron Howard - Director of Communications WNBA
Thanks so much for all your assistance to the WNBA during the Dream's visit to Manchester. Thanks, too, for sharing the photos with wnba.com and with the Atlanta Dream in a very, very timely manner. It was greatly appreciated.
Rodolfo Molina - Euroleague Chief Photographer
I would like give to you my thank you very much for all your job. Our coverage was a great job and we worked as a good team. I understand that is a fully and stressed job to be in a Final Four working for Euroleague, but the result was really amazing. I received a feed back from Website staff with a good evaluation of your job, it is a high helpful for our job. In other side I seem very good images, specially of celebration moments.
Sinead Gordon - GB Head of Basketball Operations
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all you help and fantastic photographs throughout the International season you were an absolute pleasure to work with and a professional in every way and I feel we really achieved on getting the fans “closer to the action” via the great photographs you produced of our various teams so once again thank you for your unfaltering commitment to GB Basketball – it is very much appreciated and my apologies if we don’t say that often enough.
Simon Hosannah - Funkytown
Having been lucky enough to have been the subject of some of Mansoor’s work over the past few years, I can confidently say that he is not only one of the greatest sports photographers in the country, but in the entire industry. What sets him apart from the others is that he not only captures the action, but the passion, emotion and enjoyment of the event. Added to that, he’s a really nice guy!
Ronald McIntosh - BBC
Wow! Once again, thanks a million for these, Mansoor. Fantastic shots. I really do appreciate you taking time out of your non-stop schedule to hook these up, my man. Here's wishing you continued success with your fantastic photography. Your creative documentation of the game is invaluable.
Ryne Nelson - SLAM
Incredibly ambitious, very well executed. Couldn't have asked for anything more... including the patience on your front. Mansoor, you pics were fantastic -- the Amaechi image is on the article's first page, complete with credit.
Liam Wordsworth - Basketball England
Thanks for all your help this season. We’ve been thrilled with your work and it has been a pleasure working with you.
Andy Webb, British Basketball League (BBL)
Thanks Mansoor – you did a very professional job (as expected!).
Naef Ba - Jordan Brand
Great work! Thanks a lot. It was a pleasure working with you too. Let’s keep in touch.
Edu Roca - Euroleague Editor
I wanted to thank you for your help during the Final Four in London. It has made my job way easier and better. We finally got that trophy photo up on our website a minute after it was taken!! Many thanks again, good luck and hope to cross paths again in the future!
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