Muhammad Ali. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1966. - Thomas Hoepker Print – Magnum Photos

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Muhammad Ali, boxing world heavy weight champion showing off his left fist. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1966.

"Earlier this year I decided to make a new book with my images of Muhammad Ali.

Thumbing through hundreds of black-and-white negatives and color slides soon turned into an exciting journey of discoveries. A striking example is the image, which I choose as the cover picture of the BIG CHAMP book: Ali showing off his left fist to my Camera. On my contact sheet from 1966 this picture with Nr.10A looked hopelessly under-exposed, dark and dirty. But when I scanned the negative, I saw another aspect of the “Greatest”: Ali, the dark and brutal fighter, but also Muhammad Ali, the wounded and scarred victim, who had received countless punches from his opponents during his career. In the new book you will find more pictures of Ali, the charmer, the man who loves children and pretty women but also Ali, the merciless adversary with a killer-instinct."

– Thomas Hoepker, Southampton/New York, October 2015

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Muhammad Ali, boxing world heavy weight champion showing off his left fist. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1966.

"Earlier this year I decided to make a new book with my images of Muhammad Ali.

Thumbing through hundreds of black-and-white negatives and color slides soon turned into an exciting journey of discoveries. A striking example is the image, which I choose as the cover picture of the BIG CHAMP book: Ali showing off his left fist to my Camera. On my contact sheet from 1966 this picture with Nr.10A looked hopelessly under-exposed, dark and dirty. But when I scanned the negative, I saw another aspect of the “Greatest”: Ali, the dark and brutal fighter, but also Muhammad Ali, the wounded and scarred victim, who had received countless punches from his opponents during his career. In the new book you will find more pictures of Ali, the charmer, the man who loves children and pretty women but also Ali, the merciless adversary with a killer-instinct."

– Thomas Hoepker, Southampton/New York, October 2015

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Christina Vatsella
christina.vatsella@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.