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