Book Launch: Peter Angelo Simon

Thursday, August 25, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Peter Angelo Simon presents Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974
Talk and visual presentation
Wine reception to follow

In August 1974, Muhammad Ali was at his rural Pennsylvania training camp preparing for the “Rumble in The Jungle”, the pivotal fight against George Foreman to regain the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship title that had been stripped from him when he refused the Vietnam draft several years before. The most famous personality on the planet had withdrawn to the rustic sanctuary he called “Fighter’s Heaven” to prepare himself physically and spiritually for the contest few thought he could win. On a magazine assignment, photographer Peter Angelo Simon was amazed by what he found at the camp. His photographs are an intimate, historic record of Muhammad Ali’s imaginative formula for success, revealing the creative atmosphere of the camp and aspects of Ali not previously seen. Peter Angelo Simon, a widely exhibited photographer and a Greenlight neighbor, discusses his time with Ali – forty-two years ago this month – and his extraordinary experience photographing in Ali’s Deer Lake camp, with a viewing and discussion of many of the 120 photographs in his new book, most never before published. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch

Event date: 

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974: Photographs by Peter Angelo Simon Cover Image
By Peter Simon (Foreword by), D. A. Pennebaker (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781909526389
Availability: Not In Store / Available To Order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Reel Art Press - August 23rd, 2016

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