Poignant, knowing, rich with insights and tributes, THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE chronicles Muhammad Ali's legendary trip of 1974 to Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to fight a heavily favored George Foreman in the first world heavyweight boxing championship held on the African continent. Ali's reclamation of the heavyweight title in the fierce and dramatic match stunned critics and sparked joy throughout the world. While the match serves as thematic nucleus, Bingham's photography covers Ali's entire eight-week stay, recounting the event in all its dimensions, including a star-studded musical festival, buzzing paparazzi and impinging politics.
HOWARD L. BINGHAM: THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE includes over 60 color and black and white photographs and runs from April 19 - May 31, 2008. More info at the M+B website: mbfala.com