Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali


by Julián Zugazagoitia (Author), Gerald Early (Author), April Watson (Editor), Gordon Parks (Photographer), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Introduction), Peter Kunhardt (Foreword), Paul Roth (Contributor)

With fantastic previously unseen images, this book represents a collaboration between two heroes of Black American culture

In 1966 Life magazine assigned famed photographer Gordon Parks to cover Muhammad Ali, the brash young boxing champion. Four years later in 1970, the two came together again for a second feature story in “The Great American Magazine.” These encounters framed a critical passage in the career of the controversial heavyweight, whose antiwar and black separatist views had led to widespread vilification in the United States. They also marked a significant moment of transition for Parks, then following up his remarkable success in photojournalism with new projects as an author, filmmaker and composer.

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