Dec
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Peter Angelo Simon presents Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974

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 The most famous personality on the planet had withdrawn to the rustic sanctuary he called “Fighter’s Heaven” to prepare himself physically and spiritually for the contest few thought he could win.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 discusses his time with Ali – now forty-two years – 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.

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Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Peter Angelo Simon, D A Pennebaker, and Sacha Lecca in conversation about Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974

Rizzoli Bookstore, Reel Art Press and ARTBOOK | D.A.P. present photographer Peter Angelo Simon in conversation with Rolling Stone deputy photo editor Sacha Lecca, in celebration of Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974, Simon's new book of photographs with Foreword by D.A. Pennebaker.

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Aug
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Peter Angelo Simon presents Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven

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 The most famous personality on the planet had withdrawn to the rustic sanctuary he called “Fighter’s Heaven” to prepare himself physically and spiritually for the contest few thought he could win.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

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