Isidore Mankofsky, ASC
"Muhammad Ali at Training Camp, 1970"
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Image Size: 8.5" x 11"
The Story Behind the Shot: In 1970, Muhammad Ali was about to return to the ring after a 4-year absence due to his refusal to be drafted for the Viet Nam War. While filming the documentary feature a.k.a. Cassius Clay at his training camp in upstate New York, I caught this seldom-seen reflective moment.
Artist bio: In his long career as a cinematographer "Izzy" has shot over 90 feature films, television movies, series and documentaries. Major credits include Somewhere in Time, The Jazz Singer, The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Adventure in 3D, The Burning Bed, Nowhere Man, The Heidi Chronicles and the Muhammad Ali documentary a.k.a. Cassius Clay.