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
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.
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
… 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
I am reminded of my photo of this lady from Myanmar when reading today of how women “rise as the true warriors” against Myanmar Generals. Three young women were shot in the head Wednesday, along with three children killed over the past month. Young women are leading the protests “because we have a maternal natureContinue reading “Lady from Myanmar”
So much had already been reported about the feud between cardiologists DeBakey & Cooley. Nevertheless, in 1977, when I relocated to Houston, I wanted to somehow include them in a picture story commissioned by LIFE titled “My Adopted City.”My idea was to photograph each surgeons hands and have them on opposite sides of a 2Continue reading “Getting the shot!”
Andrew Dansby of the Houston Chronicle published a well written review of the documentary, also touching on the the image controversy regarding the iconic picture of Cassius Clay and Malcolm X. https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/movies-tv/houston-photographer-s-work-endures-from-life-15909432
One Night in Miami is a movie streaming on Amazon Prime. The film, directed Regina King, is a fictional account based on a true story of the events after Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston in February 1964 in Miami. As you can see in the images above, the movie is based on an actual photographContinue reading “Who did it better?”