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Some of the world’s most beautiful sports stars participated in an amazing black and white nude portrait project by photographers Anderson and Low to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Venus Williams, Terrell Owens, Matt Dawson and Thierry Henry are just a few of the athletic champions who posed for Anderson & Low for the ‘Champions’ exhibit, now on display through March 8, 2009, at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The exhibit – which took several years to complete – was conceived by the photographers as a way to raise awareness of the global issue of HIV/AIDS.

“Transcending cultural and socioeconomic boundaries the universal appeal of these athletes made them the ideal subjects for this project,” reads the press release. “Their nudity in the portraits is symbolic, illustrating both their physical beauty and prowess alongside their vulnerability and humanity.”

If you’re in London and want to check out the images, admission to the Gallery is free. You can also purchase a copy of the ‘Champions’ book in the gallery gift shop. It contains 138 images of the participating athletes.

For more images and information about the incredible photography of Anderson and Low click here.

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