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 nearly going on thirty 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 the British Basketball League. He has strong links to domestic leagues working for the likes such as Basketball England and Women's British Basketball League 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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The new BBL season begins in earnest as Leicester look to defend thier title.29
The 2018/19 WBBL season starts with lots of promise.17
All to play for as the top two in Group D lock horns to see who can come on top.21
The final game in Group D of the 2019 FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers as Great Britain aim to clinch a place in the finals in Latvia/Serbia.29
The Great Britain Senior Men squad try to regroup after the tough World Cup qualificaiton as they prepare to face Austria in a 2021 EuroBasket pre-qualifier.3
The Great Britain Senior Men travel to Cyrpus in their bid to qualify for the 2012 EuroBasket.17
The annual regular season game comes to town as the Knickerbockers take on the Washington Bullets at the O2, London.
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!).
Paul Nilsen - WBBL
As predicted....outstanding photos of an outstanding game! Really appreciated very much. Thanks for supporting the women's game and the WBBL!
Naef Ba - Jordan Brand
Great work! Thanks a lot. It was a pleasure working with you too. Let’s keep in touch.
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