Topic: boxing

The Backstory

From Photography to Film: Stanley Kubrick Enters the Ring

Stanley Kubrick was still a teenager when he was hired as a staff photographer for Look Magazine. One of his photo essays, scenes from the life of Bronx-born boxer Walter Cartier, would inspire the acclaimed filmmaker’s directorial debut, ‘Day at the Fight.’

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Howard Schatz

At the Fights: How Howard Schatz Gets His Best Boxing Shots

In his six-year journey to comprehensively capture the world of professional boxing, Howard Schatz experimented with flash, lighting, shutter speed—and even threw water, salt and powder on the athletes—to create the stroboscopic effect in his latest images.

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Andrea Bruce—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

For a Female Boxer from Afghanistan, An Olympic Journey Ends

Afghan boxer Sadaf Rahimi’s path to London has ended after the International Boxing Association decided on July 18 that she could not compete, citing concerns that boxing against opponents of much higher standards might threaten her safety in the ring.

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Oded Balilty—AP
Man on the Wire

The Ultimate Prize Fighters: Practicing Peace through Boxing in Israel

Oded Balilty explores how young Israeli Arabs and Jews come together as equals in the boxing ring.

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Andreas Gursky / Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, New York
Out There

Big Shots: Photography at ‘The Sports Show’

Can you really mount a worthwhile retrospective of sports photography without some of the most iconic athletes and moments? Turns out you can. In fact, “The Sports Show,” a photography and new-media exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is better off for it.

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Photo Essay

The Greatest: Remembering Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle

On the 30th anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s final bout, TIME looks back on one of his greatest victories, through the work of Magnum photographer Abbas.

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