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Behind the Lens: A Look Back at the Top Photos from the 2022 Season – No. 1

Counting down the best photos from the Chiefs’ archives in 2022

A photograph can be powerful. It possesses the ability to capture the raw emotion of a singular moment and preserve an otherwise fleeting snippet of time, telling a story in the process.

In the days leading up to training camp, we're taking a look back at 10 of the best photos from the 2022-23 season along with commentary from Chiefs' Director of Photography Steve Sanders. Unlike in previous years, this isn't a countdown of Sanders' top images, but rather the story of the Chiefs' championship season told through some of his favorite photos.

Here's a look at what we've covered so far: No. 10 | No. 9 | No. 8 | No. 7 | No. 6 | No. 5 |

We'll wrap up this series with No. 1:

"City Streamers"

During the Super Bowl LVII champions parade, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in Kansas City.

Event: Super Bowl LVII championship parade

The Subject: The Chiefs celebrate with Kansas City during the Super Bowl LVII championship parade.

Taken By: Steve Sanders

Camera Model: Canon EOS R3

Focal Length: 15 mm

Exposure Time: 1/400

Aperture: f/8

Steve Sanders' Thoughts:

Q: Why did you decide to include this in our collection?

Sanders: "This photo is the perfect way to end our series because the parade really capped off the Chiefs' season," Sanders said. "We were on the stage as the guys were having a great time and the streamers were falling. I just thought that this picture captured what that day meant to everybody involved. From the players on stage to the fans in the crowd, everybody is so happy. I just love the emotion that this picture has."

Q: How did you go about capturing this photo?

Sanders: "We had six people working the parade, and I assigned each of them to different spots to fully capture the event. I decided to hang out on the main stage, because I had a feeling that if I hung back and put myself where no other photographers were, I would get some unique pictures," Sanders said. "As far as I know, I'm the only one who captured a picture like this that told the full story. That's exciting."