Thursday, December 15, 2016

RIP Howard Bingham


Howard Bingham, friend and photographer of Muhammad Ali, dies at 77

ESPN
December 15, 2016

 Howard Bingham, a photographer who spenT a good portion of his life writing and taking photographs of his friend Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 77, Bingham's agent Harland Werner confirmed.

 Bingham also worked as a contract photographer for Life and Sports Illustrated, with photo essays appearing in Look, Newsweek, Playboy and Ebony.

Bingham was born in Mississippi in 1939. He never formally trained as a photographer, instead he "learned on the job".

On assignment for a Los Angeles newspaper in 1962, Bingham met Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, and Bingham spent decades by Ali's side.

BINGHAM, Howard L.
Born: 5/29/1939, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Died: 12/15/2016, Culver City, California, U.S.A.

Howard Bingham’s westerns – still photographer:
Man and Boy – 1971
The Electric Horseman - 1979

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