Detroit, Mi; Jan 31, 1975. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is offered a "swig" from a fans Four Roses Bourbon bottle during a performance at The Olympia Stadium.
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The Michael Brennan Photo Library
The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute called Michael Brennan’s 1977 photograph of Muhammad Ali “an extraordinary, historically-significant photograph” and said “we are thrilled to add it to the Permanent Collection. HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley went even further saying that Brennan “had captured the personal journey of one whose incomparable talents and audacity…altered the path of a society which had never before seen a man exactly like him.” And Ali isn’t the only world-changing figure who revealed themselves in Brennan’s photographs. Take a look at Mother Teresa. Brennan was one of the first Westerners to photograph and spend time with “The Saint” in Calcutta in 1970 . Standing next to “The Saint” are John Lennon, Princess Diana, Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth, Arthur Rubenstein, Robert Mitchum Norman Mailer, P.G. Wodehouse. and many more famous names. This incredibly varied line-up reflects Micheal Brennan himself – son of an Irish-born London cab driver whose first job was as a 15-year old messanger for the Sunday tabloid “The People.” His duties included minding the columnist Brendan Behan and learning in his words “that well-respected trade of newspaper photography.” At age 24 he won the “British News Photographer of the Year Award” for his series that showed the fatal crash of Donald Campbell’s jet-engined speed boat as Campbell attempted to break the world water speed record. In 1970 he received an even more prestigious award, the “Photographer of the Year Award,” the highest honor for photojournalism in the UK, for his coverage of news events around the world. As staff photographer for The London Daily Mail he covered the conflict in Northern Ireland, the war between India and Pakistan, civil unrest in Uganda and the Falklands War in Argentina. In 1973 he moved to New York and continued to cover international news events while developing the friendships with subjects such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin which led to the iconic portraits. Brennan is curating a collection of images that is a unique look at recent history through the eyes of a similarly unique individual.
A grasshopper, a Costa Rica red-eye tree frog, the anachronistic Dame of Sark who as ruler of the small royal fief Channel Island of Sark whose privileges included owning the only male dog circa 1969, St. David's Day in Wales where pub patrons ate daffodils and many more different moments.
News and News Subjects
Sport and Sports Figures
A portfolio of sports photographs which include subjects such as Muhammad Ali, tennis legend Bjorn Borg, football / soccer stars Pele, George Best and Franz Beckenbauer. Also included are Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, the late great England football / soccer 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, Frank Bruno, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis of Great Britain, Joe Namath training the second time around for the NY Jets, Evander Holyfield and his blood soaked right ear after Mike Tyson bit a portion of it. plus many more great sporting subjects and moments.