EXHIBITION : Boxers & Rockers by Michael Brennan

The Iconic Images Gallery, 13a Park Walk, Chelsea, London SW10 0AJ

18th September - 1st October 2019



by award-winning photographer Michael Brennan

In BOXERS AND ROCKERS, the first European solo exhibition by Michael Brennan, the award-winning photographer showcases a mix of powerful images from the two worlds he knows best: boxing and rock-and-roll.
After winning the British News Picture of the Year award in 1967 and the British Photographer of the Year award in 1969, Michael Brennan’s career was off to a flying start. Assigned to New York City for the Daily Mail in 1973, Brennan moved to a city that would influence and shape his photography career. It was while in New York City that Brennan would start taking assignments for Sports Illustrated, a relationship that would last nearly 30 years. Brennan’s striking images of Muhammad Ali – in the ring and out – are some of the most well-known of the champion. Brennan was also an eye-witness to a shocking moment in sport: when Mike Tyson, surrounded by the police, was stopped mid-fight during the now infamous ‘biting’ incident during Tyson v Holyfield. When not in the ring, Brennan aimed his cameras at another stage – rock-and-roll. Here he captured brilliant performances from Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury along with spending quality time with Led Zeppelin aboard their private aeroplane The Starship in 1975.

BOXERS AND ROCKERS opens on 18 September at The Iconic Images Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.

Award-winning photographer Michael Brennan’s work covers a wide range of historical events, celebrity portraits, candid and world-famous athletes. After winning the British News Picture of the Year award for his coverage of the death of Donald Campbell in 1967, which was featured in Life magazine, he went on to work for several newspapers and covered important news events as well as capturing images of notable names. He was awarded British Photographer of the Year in 1969. His archive includes images of Led Zeppelin, Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter, Princess Diana, John Lennon, and sport legends George Best, Pele, George Foreman, Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide, including Sports Illustrated, Life, Rolling Stone, Stern, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, and the Times of London. One of his most iconic portraits of Muhammad Ali is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

Iconic Images Gallery is one of London’s best photographic galleries, exhibiting and representing the works of Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson, Ed Caraeff, Ted Williams, Terence Donovan, Michael Ward, Douglas Kirkland, Milton H Greene, Kevin Cummins and many more. Located in Chelsea, Iconic Images Gallery sells books and fine-art, limited edition photography.

Opening Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-6pm or by appointment.

For more information, visit www.iconicimagesgallery.net or call +44 207 349 9332