Legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer was at The Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho this past Wednesday for the release party for Guts and Glory, his new beautiful, hardcover collection of both iconic and never before seen pro football pictures. Liefer, the photographer of the world famous photo of Muhammad Ali knocking down Sonny Liston (see below) has arguably captured more famous sports photos since the beginning of his career in the late 1950s than anyone.
Neil spoke with attendees about his photography career and mingled with guests from media outlets such as ESPN and Sports Illustrated. The evening closed with an incredible slideshow of his fabulous work.
Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston.
Leifer being introduced by Morrison Hotel owner Peter Balchey.