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Muhammad Ali: A rare glimpse of the legend before his rise to fame

With the death of Muhammad Ali on June 3, the world lost one of its true greats. A gifted athlete, a passionate activist and a driven businessman, Ali was — above and beneath it all — a man with a giant, fierce heart. Photographer Steve Schapiro first met Muhammad Ali in 1963, after he had [...]

The Primo Paparazzo: Ron Galella on capturing the human sides of celebrities

In person, Ron Galella’s nostalgia for the moments he’s captured is palpable—contagious even. His catalogue feels like a walk through a pop culture museum of moments: Muhammad Ali sparing with John Travolta, Andy Warhol eating a hotdog, Madonna driving a car, and Marlon Brando scowling from behind a door. There’s Sylvester Stallone grabbing his newspaper, [...]