Michael Brennan

Mick JaggerAward-winning photographer Michael Brennan’s work covers a wide range of historical events, celebrity portraits, candid’s and world famous athletes. After winning the British News Picture of the Year 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 world-wide, 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.

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EXHIBITION : Boxers & Rockers by Michael Brennan

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

18th September - 1st October 2019

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.

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An example of Michael Brennan's famous portrait of Ali entitled "1977" went on the auction block in March of this year and sold for a record price of $16,800.00. This monumental print measures 48 x 63 inches and was signed by Muhammad Ali himself. It's further evidence of the importance of this image and the outstanding quality of this rare edition of photographic prints.

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