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Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs

Philadelphia Museum of Art

11 Aug 2018 - 1 Jan 2019

Larry Fink’s intensive 18-year study of boxing began in 1986, when he was assigned to photograph Jimmy Jacobs, the manager of the then world heavyweight champion. Fink learned how to move quickly and easily around boxers, capturing the highs and lows of both amateur and professional bouts. Fink’s photographs capture the sport’s subculture, following boxers from ambition-fuelled gyms and rowdy rings to locker rooms. Around 80 photographs are on show here, many set in Philadelphia’s famous Blue Horizon boxing gym, which closed in 2010. Find out more about the ‘Larry Fink’ exhibition from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website.

Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 1992 (1992), Larry Fink. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018; © Larry Fink

Champs Gym, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 1993 (1993), Larry Fink. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018; © Larry Fink

Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 1991 (1991), Larry Fink. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018; © Larry Fink

Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 1989 (1989), Larry Fink. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018; © Larry Fink

Mike Tyson and Jimmy Jacobs, New Paltz, New York, February 1986 (1986), Larry Fink. Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018; © Larry Fink

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