Thomas Hoepker

Muhammad Ali jumping over the Chicago River, 1966

Framed vintage silver gelatin print


Stamped on verso
Image size: 11 x 8 inches (30 x 20 cm)

Only 1 Available

In 1966, when Thomas Hoepker was a young staff photographer at STERN magazine, he was asked to cover a fight in London with the then unknown boxer, Cassius Clay. He had recently changed his name to Muhammed Ali. After documenting him for a few days there, Hoepker persuaded his editor that the story was bigger and followed Ali to Chicago, where this image was taken.

Thomas Hoepker (Germany, 1936) studied art history and archeology, then worked as a photographer for Münchner Illustrierte and Kristall between 1960 and 1963, reporting from all over the world. He joined Stern magazine as a photo-reporter in 1964. Hoepker became a full member of Magnum in 1989, specialising in reportage and stylish colour features.

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