Bill Peronneau

 

Contemporary Photographers

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You will need to spend a little bit more time looking at Bill Peronneau’s photography as it’s quite diverse. The above photo is from ‘The Cabin Series’: “As a photojournalist documenting the Civil Rights movement in Philadelphia, Bill Peronneau became a good friend of the town’s most famous resident: Muhammad Ali. After much pleading, Ali granted Peronneau rare access to his private cabin retreat in the nearby Pocono Mountains, where he would hole up to ‘center himself’ while in training - hence the contemplative nature of this series. The year was 1974, and Ali was preparing for the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in Zaire with George Foreman.”