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Gordon Parks

Muhammad Ali
gelatin silver print
13 3/8 x 9 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, purchase through the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

The shot of Muhammad Ali training in Miami, Florida, is among the images Parks produced while on assignment for Life. Invited by the magazine to cover the heavyweight champion's preparation for a match in London, Parks photographed Ali both in and out of the boxing ring.