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 photos in the book will also be available as archival fine art prints.
Chris Morse and I have known each other for many years, and I’m very happy to be represented by the Granary. As many of you know, I’ve been photographing on the Vineyard over the years, and I am hopeful that in time, some of this work may be available in the gallery as well.
Peter Angelo Simon’s remarkable photographs of Muhammad Ali reveal the butterfly behind the bee.
–Harold Feinstein, Photographer
From five-mile runs at dawn and intense sessions in the gym, Simon captures how Ali’s profound psychological discipline was allied with a singular ability to enjoy himself in the thick of the fight. Few photographers got as close to the boxer behind the legend.”
— British Journal of Photography
Capturing the mix of nature and creativity that inspired Ali in 1974 while he prepared for the Rumble in the Jungle, Peter’s energizing photographs put you right in the middle of the action. But these pictures also expose the private, introspective Ali for the first time – the poetic soul behind those fists of fury. What was kept hidden for decades at Ali’s retreat in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, is hidden no longer thanks to Peter’s intimate portraits. His perceptive, empathetic photographs from “Fighter’s Heaven” will serve as the definitive answer for anyone who doubts why Ali was called “The Greatest.”
— Patricia Bosworth, author of Diane Arbus: A Biography
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