Thursday, May 07, 2009

Photographer Howard Bingham

After watching ALI, I started to wonder who the guy with the camera always was. So, I looked it up, and found Howard Bingham.

Photographer Howard Bingham has taken some of the most iconic photographs of the last 40 years, from the civil rights era to today. He is largely known for his photo documentation of heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali.He was on assignment for a local Los Angeles newspaper when he met a young Cassius Clay, who would later become Muhammad Ali. The boxing great became Bingham's lifelong friend, and Bingham documented Ali's life and struggles on film.

Ali with Malcom X

Ali with The Beatles

Ali with Bill Cosby

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