السيد / NEIL LEIFER مافي شك هو المصور الأشهر في القرن العشرين . ونتابع الصورة وقصة الصورة وتفاصيل الدقشة القاضية الفنية . ومطر الدولار التي انهالت علي المصور .
During his long career, Neil Leifer has amassed a portfolio of brilliant sports photographs and shot more than 200 magazine covers. These include images of major golf, baseball and American football matches, plus seven summer and winter Olympic Games. However, it's boxing, with its electric atmosphere and close proximity to the action, that he most enjoys photographing.
'When you're shooting ringside, you feel what the fighters feel, hot under the overhead ring lights, squeezed in between the other photographers,' he has written. 'When a fighter is against the ropes, you're so close that even with a wideangle lens you've got to lean back to get the fighters in frame. But my favourite subject, no matter what the sport, was and still is Muhammad Ali.'
His most famous photograph shows a victorious Ali standing over the defeated Sonny Liston, shot during a 1965 world title fight. It has become one of the most iconic images in sporting history.
At the time the picture was shot, Leifer was just 22 years old but already a seasoned sports photographer. He had been a keen sports fan as a teenager and showed a precocious ability as a photographer. He sold his first pictures to Sports Illustrated magazine on his 16th birthday. Afterwards, he continued submitting work to this magazine, plus Look, Life, Newsweek and other publications. He became a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated in 1972.
On 25 May 1965, Leifer was asked to cover the WBC Heavyweight Championship contest between Ali and Sonny Liston, held at St Dominick's Arena in Lewiston, Maine. Ali was defending his title against Liston, from whom he had taken the title in February 1964. After that previous contest, Ali became a Black Muslim, joined the controversial Nation of Islam organisation and changed his name from Cassius Clay.
Ali, nicknamed 'the Louisville Lip', was known as much for his larger-than-life personality as for his unorthodox but highly effective boxing style ('Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee'). In one of his trademark poems issued before the rematch, Ali confidently predicted 'a total eclipse of Sonny.'
At the beginning of the bout, Neil Leifer had, as usual, joined the other sports photographers at the ringside. He was using a 21⁄4in-square Rolleiflex, partly for the high quality of the images it produced and partly for the 1/500sec sync speed it offered with strobe lighting, enabling him to freeze the action. He was also one of only two photographers at the ringside whose camera was loaded with colour film.
This fight, however, was to end abruptly and in highly controversial circumstances. Within two minutes of the beginning of the first round and with very few apparently significant punches having been thrown by either man, Liston suddenly crashed to the floor and seemed unable to get up. The referee asked Ali to retreat to a neutral corner, but he refused. Instead, he stood over Liston, shouting, 'Get up and fight, sucker!' This was the moment captured in Leifer's picture. A few seconds afterwards, Liston was counted out and Ali had sensationally retained his heavyweight boxing crown.
Afterwards, there was speculation that Liston had thrown the fight, either because he had bet against himself to pay off debts or because he feared he would be killed by the Nation of Islam extremists who followed Ali.
'A two-minute fight might be a major disappointment for the fans, but for a photographer it doesn't matter whether it goes 15 rounds or 15 seconds,' Leifer later commented on the Digital Journalist website. 'All any editor ever expected from me was a great knock-out picture. In Lewiston, the knock-out happened exactly where I wanted it to, and my only thought was, “Stay right there, Sonny! Please don't get up!”'
Leifer's picture captures the most dramatic moment of the fight from the perfect position. He admitted that luck played a part in the picture, in the sense that he was in exactly the right seat. His Sports Illustrated colleague, Herbie Scharfman, was on the other side of the ring and is actually seen through Ali's legs in the picture. 'It didn't make a difference how good [Scharfman] was that night. He was obviously in the wrong seat,' Leifer said in a 2002 interview. However, he also added, 'What the good sports photographer does is when it happens and you're in the right place, you don't miss.'
Leifer believes his picture of Ali vs Cleveland Williams, which he shot from 80ft above the ring using remote camera, is better than the Ali vs Liston image
Leifer acknowledges that the Ali vs Liston picture is the one he will be remembered by, although he personally believes that his best picture was shot in 1966, when Ali defended his title against Cleveland Williams. This picture (see above) was shot from 80ft (24 metres) directly above the ring, using a remote camera. It's undoubtedly also a brilliant 'knock-out' picture, but it takes a more distanced and abstract view of events.
In contrast, Leifer's earlier Ali vs Liston picture captures the raw energy of boxing as well as a significant moment in the career of one of the greatest sportsmen of the 20th century. The image shows Ali at his peak and is made more poignant by our knowledge of his current long-term battle with the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease. As Leifer has commented, 'This image represents the way people want to remember Ali: strength, confidence and braggadocio.' ap
Books: The Neil Leifer books currently in print include Neil Leifer: Portraits (2003) and Baseball: Ballet in the Dirt (2008). His book Muhammad Ali Memories is currently out of print, but available second-hand on www.amazon.co.uk.
Websites: Leifer's own website, www.neilleifer.com, features a range of his work, from boxing and other sports images to military, wildlife and general news pictures. The transcript of Leifer's detailed interview with Chris Maher and Larry Berman can be seen at www.bermangraphics.com/press/leifer.htm. The entire Ali vs Liston fight can be seen on www.youtube.com.
المصور قدم للعالم صورة الطيحان الرهيب . طيحان ليستون . ليستون جبل العضل ومدرسة فنون الملاكمة . الملاكم المرجع . وصورة علي . الفنان الشاب العجيب القادم لعالم اللعبة الشعبية المحبوبة . .. قالوا : في سوق التصاوير الذكية . صورة علي مازالت تسجل أفضل المبيعات من 1965 وحتي اليوم .
Please read: A personal appeal from Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki Read now Neil LeiferFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Neil Leifer Born December 28, 1942 New York City, New York
Neil Leifer (born December 28, 1942) is a photographer and filmmaker known mainly for his work in the Time Inc. family of magazines. He is generally considered the greatest sports photographer in history.
Contents [hide] 1 Career 1.1 Early career 1.2 Sports Illustrated 1.3 Time Magazine 1.4 Filmmaker and Documentarian 2 Quotes 3 Leifer's Photography Books 4 The Neil Leifer Picture Collection 5 Further reading 6 References
 Career Early careerAs a boy in New York City, Leifer would gain free admission to New York Giants games by pushing the wheelchairs of handicapped patrons into the stadium. Using his free ticket and a camera, he would then position himself on the field with the photographers. He lost his dog at an age of 5 so he will never photograph dogs again. (UTC)Italic textLeifer gained free admission to the 1958 NFL title game between the Giants and Baltimore Colts. This game became famous as the first overtime game in league history. Leifer, on his sixteenth birthday, caught several images of the game winning touchdown which he sold to Sports Illustrated. Sports Illustrated's editors liked Leifer's work and he quickly became a boy wonder at the magazine. He had his first cover shot in 1962 at age 19.
Leifer studied photography at Henry Street Settlement as a youth.
 Sports IllustratedLeifer was also known for taking risks. For the 1966 heavyweight title fight between Cleveland Williams and Muhammad Ali, he placed a camera in the rafters of the Houston Astrodome in order to get a shot of the canvas when the victor knocked out his competition. His shot of Ali standing over a defeated Williams has been seen by millions.
A year earlier, Leifer was one of the only two photographers with color film in his camera when Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in Lewiston, Maine, and his image of the moment has become not just one of his most famous photos, but one of the most memorable sports photos of all time.
Leifer photographed seven Olympic Games for the magazine and is best known for having followed Muhammad Ali's career from beginning to end. 170 of his pictures have been published on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
 Time MagazineIn 1978 Leifer left sports for a wider range of assignments with Time Magazine and produced 40 covers for the magazine. His cover subjects have included, President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush, Legendary Alabama Football Coach Bear Bryant, National Rifle Association President Joe Foss, Statue of Liberty's 100th Birthday Celebration, Actors Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, Pope John Paul II's Visit to America, Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, The Space Shuttle Columbia, President Jimmy Carter, The Animals of Africa, Olympian Carl Lewis, and Actor Paul Newman.
In 1992 Leifer covered both the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France and the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia was the fifteenth Olympic Games he has covered.
In later years, Leifer gradually reduced his photography workload, turning his attention to films. He likes to brag that the only pictures he takes anymore are of his grandchildren, although he has been known to come out of retirement for a special cover shoot for Sports Illustrated on rare occasions.
Neil is also known for the help offered to photographers at new venues. His knowledge of all the major sites of events saved many a young shooter, and made his place not only among the greats, but among the "good guys."
 Filmmaker and DocumentarianIn recent years, Leifer has focused his creativity to the moving image. He is the director, producer and often writer, of noteworthy film including features, shorts, and documentaries.
In 2007, Leifer was shortlisted for the documentary film short Oscar for "Portraits of a Lady" which he directed, and co-produced with Walter Bernard.
 Quotes"I thought it was unprofessional to ask a subject for an autograph or to pose for a picture. But when I got an office next to [legendary LIFE photographer] Alfred Eisenstaedt, that all changed. I'd visit him because I loved listening to his stories, and I started to notice his personal pictures -- Sophia Loren kissing him on the cheek, or a shot of him hanging out with Jack Kennedy, and I started thinking, 'One day I’m going to be an older guy, and I want to be able to show my grandkids what I did during my career.' So from that point on, I ended every session with a picture of me and my subject. This one, from 1966, is one of the very first. I look at it now and I think about how lucky I've been to have photographed Ali for all these years, and to consider him a friend. He is a very special human being. He truly is."  Leifer's Photography BooksLeifer has published sixteen books - among them his best selling 1978 Abrams coffee table book, Sports, a collection of sports photographs, the first of its kind. In 1985, Doubleday published Neil Leifer's Sports Stars. 1992 saw the publication of three new coffee table books: Muhammad Ali - Memories, published by Rizzoli, Safari, a collection of Africa animal pictures published by Reader's Digest, and a new collection of sports pictures, Sports, published by Collins. In September 2001 The Best of Leifer was published by Abbeville Press. The book is a retrospective of Leifer's 40 years as a photojournalist and showcases the best of his sports and non-sports photographs. Leifer's eleventh book, Neil Leifer: Portraits with an Introduction by Tom Brokaw was published by St. Ann’s Press in November 2003. One of only two principal photographers in the TASCHEN $3,000, 75 pound/800 page book on Muhammad Ali’s life entitled GOAT. In September 2006 Abbeville Press published A Year in Sports, a 348-page coffee table book with an Introduction by Frank Deford. In November 2007, TASCHEN published Neil Leifer, Ballet in the Dirt: The Golden Age of Baseball, with an Introduction by Ron Shelton. The book is a collection of Neil’s baseball photographs of the 1960’s and 70’s, the “Golden Age of Baseball”. In November 2008, TASCHEN published Guts and Glory: The Golden Age of American Football 1958-1978, with an Introduction by the late Los Angeles Times Sports columnist Jim Murray. The book is a collection of Neil’s football photographs of the late 1950s, 60s and 70s.
YEAR BOOK PUBLISHER 1969 Dreadnought Returns Baum Printing House 1970 Dreadnought Farewell Kaye Publications 1976 The Mark Spitz Complete Book of Swimming Crowell 1979 Sports Abrams 1985 Neil Leifer’s Sports Stars Doubleday 1987 US Naval Airpower – Supercarrier in Action Motorbooks International 1988 USS New Jersey – The Navy's Big Guns: From Mothballs to Vietnam Motorbooks International 1988 USS New Jersey – World War II To The Persian Gulf Motorbooks International 1991 Muhammad Ali – Memories Rizzoli 1992 Safari Reader's Digest 1992 Sports HarperCollins 2001 The Best of Leifer Abbeville Press 2003 Neil Leifer: Portraits St. Ann's Press 2004 G.O.A.T. (Leifer was one of 2 principal photographers) TASCHEN 2006 A Year in Sports Abbeville Press 2007 Neil Leifer, Ballet in the Dirt: The Golden Age of Baseball TASCHEN 2008 Neil Leifer, Guts and Glory: The Golden Age of American Football, 1958–1979 TASCHEN NEEIL LEIFERS DOG WAS BEAT UP BY AN ARMIDILO IN TEXAS ON VACATION ON A LONELY ROCK.  The Neil Leifer Picture CollectionThe Neil Leifer Picture Collection contains photographs, B&W and color, taken over the last 45 years (mainly in the ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s) of most of the major sporting events throughout the world.
Among the highlights of the Collection are photographs, many of which have become iconic images from 15 Olympic Games (7 winter and 8 summer), 4 World Soccer Cups, 17 Kentucky Derbies, 15 Masters Golf Tournaments, countless World Series games, every NFL football Championship Game beginning in 1958 and running through the first 12 Super Bowl games. The Collection contains photographs of every important heavyweight title fight since Floyd Patterson beat Ingemar Johansson to regain the title in 1960. Most of the best known photographs of the world’s most recognizable sports hero, Muhammad Ali, are to be found in the NL Collection. The Ali pictures were taken over the last 45 years and include the two best known sports photographs of the 20th Century, Muhammad Ali standing over a KO’d Sonny Liston and a bird’s eye view looking down on a KO’d Cleveland Williams. The Ali vs. Williams photograph was chosen by the London Observer as the number one picture in a cover story titled “The World’s 50 Greatest Sports Photographs”. The Ali vs. Liston picture was chosen number two. The Ali pictures in the collection cover 35 of Ali’s fights including all 3 of the Frazier fights, the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman, all 3 Ken Norton fights and all the other highlights of Ali’s brilliant ring career. There are 35-40 posed sittings with Ali, which cover a period beginning in 1965 and as recent as June 2005. In addition to the posed Ali pictures, the Collection contains hundreds of posed photographs of athletes ranging from Mickey Mantle, Jim Brown, George Foreman, Sandy Koufax and Arnold Palmer. As for recent sports heroes, the Collection contains pictures taken in 2005 of Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Derek Jeter, Sasha Cohen, Peyton Manning and many others.
 Further readingGabriel Schechter and Ron Shelton, ed. Eric Kroll; Neil Leifer: Ballet in the Dirt: Baseball photography of the 1960s and 70s (Taschen 2007) George Plimpton; The Best of Leifer (Abbeville Publishing Group (Abbeville Press, Inc.) 2001) contributor Tom Brokaw; Neil Leifer: Portraits (St. Ann's Press 2003)}  References1.^ Added by J., November 2011 from Life's Muhammed Ali, the Greatest Pictures: http://www.life.com/gallery/42782/image/ugc10...st-pictures#index/22 Persondata Name Leifer, Neil Alternative names Short description Date of birth December 28, 1942 Place of birth New York City, New York Date of death Place of death
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عزيزنا محمد عثمان سلامات يا محمد عثمان الملاكم ليستون في كلامو عن ليلة العراك التاريخي قال : وهو طايح في أرض الحلبة كان فاكر زي المافي كهرباء وكان زي السامع وما سامع وكان شايف الحبال لافة والجو كاتم . ياخ ألف شكر علي جلب الصورة العجيبة .
Also, does anyone know of a good Smokin Joe book? He was a mean man. Liston was negotiating to fight George Chuvalo in Pittsburgh, when he was found dead by his wife in their Las Vegas home on January 5, 1971. The time of death has been placed as six to eight days prior to that, and several sources list December 30, 1970 as his date of passing. Following an investigation, Las Vegas police concluded that there were no signs of foul play.
The cause of Liston's death remains a mystery. The police declared it a heroin overdose. As documented on the show Unsolved Mysteries, authorities found a puncture wound on Liston's right arm, a syringe near his body, and small bags of heroin inside his kitchen. Authorities thus ruled Liston's death a heroin overdose, although an autopsy showed only minute morphine and codeine levels in Liston's body; too small for an apparent overdose.
Some, however, believe that the police investigation was a coverup, and the cause of Liston's death remains unresolved. To wit, Liston supposedly had a phobia regarding needles. After winning the title, Liston at first refused to go on an exhibition tour of Europe when he was told he would have to get shots before he could travel overseas.
Liston's wife also reported that her husband would refuse basic medical care for common colds because of his dislike of needles. This, coupled with the fact that Liston was never known to be a substance abuser (besides heavy drinking), prompted rumors that he could have been murdered by some of his underworld contacts.
Additionally, authorities could not locate any other drug paraphernalia that Liston presumably would have needed to inject the fatal dose, such as a spoon to cook the heroin or an appendage to wrap around his arm. This only added to the mystery surrounding his death.
A friend of Liston's also told "Unsolved Mysteries" that Liston had been in a car accident a few weeks prior to his death. Liston was hospitalized with minor injuries, and received intravenous medicine. This is believed to be the source of the puncture wound that authorities found upon discovering Liston's body.
Liston is interred in Paradise Memorial Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada. His headstone bears the simple epitaph "A Man."
في NEW YORK CITY الضربات القاضية لها عشاق ولها اركان للنقاش خارج الصالات الرياضية وخارج كليات الفنون والتربية الرياضية . وأكثر النقاشات تدور عن صورة ليستون ومقتل الملاكم BENNY في الحلبة بعد ضربة قاضية من قبضة الملاكم GEORGE JONES . وصورة موت الملاكم الروسي رومان سيماكوف 27 سنة . ونحاول وضع فيديو لحظة موت الملاكم رومان سيماكوف . ووضع بعض نقاشات عشاق اللعبة الشعبية .