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Richard Avedon 
Joe Louis, Fighter 
1963 
  
Gelatin silver print 
19 x 15 ins 
  
Smithsonian Books 
Courtesy of Smithsonian Books and the Richard Avedon Foundation. 
  
 
LL/44458 
  
Louis's fist defined who he was more than anything else, so Avedon boldly recorded his signature feature. The fist became a political symbol of black solidarity and suggests the boxer's dual fight within the ring and against racism.
 
This photograph is included in Shannon Thomas Perich The Changing Face of Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital (Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, 2011) 
 

 
  
 
  
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