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The Volleyball Library was born in 1987 when British photojournalist, Barbara Totterdell, turned her camera on the sport of volleyball. Many years later the Volleyball Library has over 20,000 images on all aspects of the game of both the international and national games.

Volleyball is a challenging sport to photograph - very fast and often played in dimly lit sports halls. It has a cross cultural equality with all ages and both sexes playing the game, several versions of the game and has strategies to which the mind can be applied!

Barbara has always been made welcome and has been able to use the skills of both photography and writing in contributions to specialist volleyball magazines. She edited Volleyball World for two and a half years, Spike magazine for a year and 3 Touch volleyball for five and a half years. Images from the library have been also been published in books, magazines, newspapers, corporate documents and posters.

Photographs are displayed throughout the site to show the many aspects of the game of volleyball. The pages on the links above briefly describe the game and links to the galleries can be found on each of the webpages across the site. The galleries show a small proportion of the collection.

A selection of the volleyball images from the wonderful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have their own galleries - see the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games buttons above. The London Prepares Series from 2011 and the GB volleyball squads' events leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games are also featured in their own galleries - see below.

Media and Professional Picture Users interested in purchasing rights protected images please contact us through the Contact page. Please read our Terms and Conditions.

Juniors in the main are not shown on this site. All the images on this site are protected by copyright and may not be copied or downloaded without permission.

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