This photograph commemorates the anniversary of Buzz Aldrin’s stepping onto the lunar surface, July 20, 1969, paving the way for a new era of space exploration. The image was commissioned by the Omega watch company, which he wore on that adventure, and hints at the drama and challenges he faced 53 years ago. Bravo toContinue reading “The difference between a snapshot and a photograph:”
Bob meets Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava and the press at the celebration of the Greatest Weekend at the Historic Hampton House on the 58th anniversary of Cassius Clay’s upset victory over Sonny Liston. Photo by David Scarbrough
Bob visits the Historic Hampton House where he captured the iconic image of Malcolm X taking a picture of Cassius Clay (Mohammad Ali) on the night Clay won the heavyweight boxing title in an upset victory over Sonny Liston. Today, at the 58th anniversary of the fight, The Hampton House museum recreates that iconic moment.Continue reading “Recreating the magic”
The Briscoe Center and the LBJ Presidential Library presented this discussion on Feb. 15, 2022, featuring renowned photographer Bob Gomel, historian Peniel Joseph, Mark Updegrove, and Don Carleton. The online event was presented in conjunction with the Briscoe Center’s exhibit “One Night in Miami”: From Photo to Film, on display at the LBJ Presidential Library.
The innocence and delights of childhood. Cambodia, 2012.
The Mason Contractors Association of America asked me to dream up an ad that would attest to the permanence of their products. I suggested the Ten Commandments, blown clear in the sands after thousands of years. Cecil B. DeMille had them made in the ancient Aramaic language for his epic movie “The Ten Commandments.” IContinue reading “Divine Intervention”
A deadly second wave of coronavirus is devastating India. They make vaccines for the world, but few Indians have been inoculated. My photo of this woman, made at an earlier time, shows her offering prayers at a holy site with the traditional flowers, the little copper vessel for water, offerings in the plastic bag, etc.Continue reading “Offering Prayers”
When asked his greatest achievement in baseball, was it two most valuable player awards? -“I came into the league with a 32-inch waist, and I retired with a 32-inch waist.” My locker room photograph attests to his physical prowess.© Bob Gomel
Honored that the Library of Congress chose my photo of Malcolm X & Ali in their selection of 12 “Great Photographs” in the LCM magazine and current exhibition. © Bob Gomel
… in Ethiopia with this basket woven from grass & straw. We dined on flatbread, honey wine & concluded with a unique coffee ceremony: all play a major cultural role in this country. © Bob Gomel