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The Majesty Of Howard Bingham

Anyone with the chance to look at Howard Bingham’s 36 years of photographs undoubtedly can attest to the truly remarkable nature of his observer’s eye. Along with Muhammad Ali, notable images in his collection include those of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Brown and The Beatles. The photos are dramatic, usually candid, and cover a spectrum of locations and events. From the boxing arena to the White House, from Zaire to a riot-sieged Watts, they take us back with ringside seats. “I look for mood shots,” he says with animated eyes. “I like talking heads, faces, people engaged in conversation. If it is a one-on-one thing, I would have them talking with my camera, talking about life, talking about their children, talking about their wives, just to get them into a mood and… Read on here...