“Muhammad Ali is known as the Greatest of All Time. In my eyes, he is The Greatest not for his battles in the ring, but for his battles outside the ring. His battles in the ring became symbols for his willingness to put his body on the line for freedom and equality. He made boxing about something bigger than throwing punches. He made it a symbol for what it means to fight for what you believe in.”—David Alekhuogie
(b. 1986) Los Angeles native David Alekhuogie’s multi-disciplinary art practice is centered around photography. He investigates and questions the dialectical relationships between politics, race, gender, media, and power. Alekhuogie received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley; BFA with a focus in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and MFA from Yale.
Muhammad Ali and Family, 1978. Ron Harvey. Mirrorpix/Courtesy of Everett Collection/Ron Harvey.
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