Big Champ - Muhammad Ali photographed by Thomas Hoepker - Signed – Magnum Photos

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Thomas Hoepker, a member of Magnum Photos, had the opportunity to spend time with Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali and take photographs in 1960, when he won the a gold medal at the Rome Olympics, in 1966, when Ali was world heavyweight champion already, in 1970, when he restarted his career and prepared himself for the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier and years later, already weakened by Parkinson´s disease. Many of these pictures have become photographic icons. But many photographs in this book are lesser known or have been unpublished until now. They show Ali in private moments and public appearances outside of the ring.

Big Champ is not a biography. This exciting book highlights excerpts from a most unusual life. Together with Ali´s loudmouthed but always profound and original sayings ›Champ‹ provides a shimmering portrait of a fascinating and contradictory personality. Along the way we also experience something about the pervasive racism of his time in the U.S., Ali´s connection to the ›Black Muslims‹ and his role in overcoming the racial desegregation.

Signed by Thomas Hoepker

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Peperoni Books
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Size: 9.5 x 12.7 inches
  • ISBN: 978-3941825864

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Available in a limited quantity in the Magnum Shop, this book has been signed by Thomas Hoepker. This book features Hoepker's intimate look into the life of Muhammad Ali, showing Ali in private moments and public appearances outside of the ring.


Thomas Hoepker, a member of Magnum Photos, had the opportunity to spend time with Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali and take photographs in 1960, when he won the a gold medal at the Rome Olympics, in 1966, when Ali was world heavyweight champion already, in 1970, when he restarted his career and prepared himself for the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier and years later, already weakened by Parkinson´s disease. Many of these pictures have become photographic icons. But many photographs in this book are lesser known or have been unpublished until now. They show Ali in private moments and public appearances outside of the ring.

Big Champ is not a biography. This exciting book highlights excerpts from a most unusual life. Together with Ali´s loudmouthed but always profound and original sayings ›Champ‹ provides a shimmering portrait of a fascinating and contradictory personality. Along the way we also experience something about the pervasive racism of his time in the U.S., Ali´s connection to the ›Black Muslims‹ and his role in overcoming the racial desegregation.

Signed by Thomas Hoepker

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Peperoni Books
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Size: 9.5 x 12.7 inches
  • ISBN: 978-3941825864

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.