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.
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