LEFT: PICTURE OF THE WEEK – SELECTED BY THOMAS HOEPKER
ALI JUMPING FROM A BRIDGE, CHICAGO, 1966
Archival Pigment Print on Baryta paper, 60 x 90 cm, Edition 20, signed and numbered by the artist
One morning we drove over a bridge across the Chicago River, when I remarked that this was a great view of the skyline. Muhammad stopped the car and got out. “Could you please climb on that railing?” I asked. Ali jumped onto the banister, took his shirt off and shouted: “I’m the greatest! Want me to jump?” A split second later I had my picture of Ali flying - just this one click, one chance - and we drove on...