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Guide to the George Kalinsky Photographs
1955, 1965-2017
 PR 325

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

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Biographical Note

Sports and entertainment photographer George Kalinsky (b. 1936, Hempstead, N.Y.) landed the job of official photographer for Madison Square Garden in 1966, a year after bluffing his way into Muhammad Ali's workout session there. The two men became fast friends, and Kalinsky captured on film the seminal events of "the great one's" career until Ali's death in 2016.

Kalinsky's award-winning work (he was named PMDA International Photographer of the Year in 2001) has been shown throughout the world, and is found in the permanent collections of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Jewish Museum of New York, Cornell University, and the New-York Historical Society.

For more information visit the photographer's website: georgekalinsky.com.