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Boxing Hardcover – June 1, 1997

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Muscles and sweat. Hope and fear. Determination. Exhilaration. Desperation. Larry Fink's crisp images capture the drama in and out of the ring, and they pack a wallop. They also present a powerful argument for the superiority of black-and-white photography over color, which would have weakened their impact considerably. You don't have to be a fan of this brutal sport to appreciate Fink's artistry. Award-winning sportswriter Bert Sugar's essay on the history of boxing is a nice complement to the illustrations.

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"A knock out collection of photos evoking the majesty and brotherhood of the blood sport." -- Vanity Fair

"An urban epic" -- Vibe

"Larry Fink's photos of these men read as fragments of an ongoing narrative, a story told, for all its theatricality, with a tenderness close to rapture." -- Village Voice

Larry Fink's inimitable photographic style captures the grace, beauty, and paternal love that are the foundations of the brutal contact sport of boxing. In Boxing, 51 duotone photographs by Fink creates stunningly lyrical static snapshots which reveal the divine (the hope, dignity, perserverence, respect) in a fighter's soul. Boxing is enhanced with an informative introduction by Andy Grundberg, art direction by Yolanda Cuomo, and an essay by Bert Randolph Sugar on boxing as "a way out" adds a cigar-chomping flavor to a concise history of the sport. Boxing will prove to be a much appreciated addition to personal and public library sports and photography collections. -- Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books; 1st edition (June 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576870081
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576870082
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.7 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,863,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Larry Fink has captured the essence of the heart of boxing throughout this book. He's caught specific moments which go unnoticed on a daily basis in the gym and made them immortal. Most specific and touching are those photos of Fighter and Trainer in the locker room before the fight. An excellent, well written dabble on the history of boxing accompanies the photos as well. nice.
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Larry Fink takes the sport of boxing out of standard iconography and makes it his own. His compositions are surprising and arresting in their uniqueness. I admire his uninhibited use of harsh flash and how that helps dramatize the rugged people who live the fight game. His black and white prints are so finely crafted that I can smell the perspiration.
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This wonderful book by Larry Fink and Burt Sugar is an instant reminder of the old adage that champions are made not born. These photos capture the daily grind in the gym of aspiring pugilists to full blown pros. An awesome book for any fan of the sweet science.
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Nice book. Photos a bit disappointing
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I am not an expert in ring-side photography but bought the item for a gift to a friend of mine who is ring-side photographer. All I can say he was happy.
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