EXPERT TALK WITH ERIK DIJKSTRA: MUHAMMAD ALI
SATURDAY MAY 14
15.30 - 16.30 H
Bildhalle is proud to announce an expert talk with none other than Erik Dijkstra about ``the Greatest``, Muhammad Ali. The talk will revolve around the life of this legend, activist and example to many. Supported by the photography of Thomas Hoepker, Erik Dijkstra will openly discuss the highlights but also the challenges Muhammad Ali has had to overcome during his life.
During the event you will be surrounded by photos of Ali taken by Magnum photographer, Thomas Hoepker. He is one of the most influential photojournalists of the second half of the 20th century. During the period 1963-1966, he was able to follow Muhammad Ali on a daily basis and had the opportunity to take intimate and powerful photos of him. Some of his most famous images will be on display.
Erik Dijkstra, journalist and television presenter known for the programs De Jakhalzen and Per Seconde Wijzer, decided to write a book about the stories of Guus Dubbelman, Volkskrant photographer and friend of Muhammad Ali, by delving into their unique friendship and the life of Muhammad Ali. The book ``Ali was mijn vriend’’ came out in 2020 and won the Nico Scheepmaker Cup for Best Sports Book of the Year.
The visual tour and expert talk will take place on Saturday 14 May from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Willemsparkweg 134H in Amsterdam and will be concluded with a drink in the gallery. During this time, you can delve into the photos Thomas Hoepker took following Muhammad Ali and many other photos taken by him.
We kindly ask you to confirm your attendance for one or for both of the events by writing an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before 9 May 2022.
“Let’s get ready to rumble.”