- © CARL FISCHER, MUHAMMAD ALI, NEW YORK, 1967
- © HARRY BENSON, “CLAY HITS GEORGE”
THE BEATLES WITH CASSIUS CLAY, MIAMI, 1964
- © STEVE SCHAPIRO, MUHAMMAD ALI (CASSIUS CLAY)
WITH MINI GLOVES, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, 1963
- © PETER ANGELO SIMON, DAWN RUN, 1974
- © THOMAS HOEPKER, MUHAMMAD ALI
SHOWING OFF HIS RIGHT FIST, CHICAGO, 1966
Curated by the Camera Work gallery, the comprehensive group exhibition "Muhammad Ali" encompasses the most iconic photographs taken during the boxing legend's active career from 1960 to 1980. 70 prints capture the unique nature of the athlete who has been crowned 'Sportsman of the Century'.
Outstanding photographers such as Thomas Hoepker, Neil Leifer and Steve Schapiro recorded the tension and epic scale of his fights as well as the extraordinary charisma of Muhammad Ali, enabling us to gain a vivid understanding of the exceptional athlete and his career.
Legend, Idol and Pop Icon
In one of his most famous quotes, Ali once let it be known that "if you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize." And indeed he is considered the best boxing athlete of all time – a legend, an idol and an icon of popular culture. From the beginning of his professional career in 1960, Cassius Clay (who changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964) significantly shaped the world of boxing. Beyond the ring, Ali also had a far-reaching impact on both American society and Western popular culture.
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