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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.
Midwest Book Review
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... read more