Peter Angelo Simon

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Granary Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard

The Granary Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard represents my fine art limited edition prints of Muhamad Ali. Over the course of a few days in 1974 before the “Rumble in the Jungle” fight against George Foreman, I shot Ali day and night at his private training camp in rural Pennsylvania. While there are 12 images currently available in editions of 25, all...

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Warm Reception

In the months following the release of my book, I’ve had a great deal of positive responses, especially at my last two book events. People have been wonderfully receptive and shared their own responses to the images and experiences of Ali. Noting that Muhammad Ali: Fighter’s Heaven 1974 was published just as the champ passed away, American Photo...

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“People with cameras live peculiar and magical lives.” – DA Pennebaker

There is something seriously wrong with a world that does not have Muhammad Ali in it. In the late 1960’s a dance company was warming up in a theater in upstate New York. As the sound system was being tested a dancer stood on stage balanced on one leg. Suddenly he fell over. Company members rushed over to see what had happened. “I was fine until they cut...

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Berlin Exhibition

Great news! I have four photographs in a big Muhammad Ali exhibition opening in Berlin on August 15th. The Camera Works Gallery show will run through October 10th. The images are all 16×20 gelatin silver limited edition prints seen on this site: These four images well represent my intention to capture Ali’s activities naturally at this critical moment...

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Entrance To Fighter’s Heaven

This is the only time I asked Ali to do anything for the camera. As we came back from his dawn run I saw the entrance to the camp for the first time, and I told Ali I’d like to get a shot of him there. Tired from the run – still without breakfast –  he posed himself as you see. It is the only picture I can recall where you see Muhammad...

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