Lori Grinker’s Rare Photos (and Forthcoming Book) of a Young Mike Tyson

Lori Grinker’s Rare Photos (and Forthcoming Book) of a Young Mike Tyson

In 1981, Parsons School of Design student Lori Grinker set out to document a small slice of boxing history unfolding at legendary trainer Cus D’Amato’s home in the Catskills. A 13-year old Mike Tyson was training to become a world champion, and Grinker’s timing couldn’t have been any better.

For a decade, Grinker captured the rise and fall of Tyson, forging a friendship along the way with the shy teen who ascended to the top of the heavyweight division at 20 years old, until his first professional loss at the hands of Buster Douglas in 1991.

A set of images is now being sold through the curated design site 1stdibs alongside a forthcoming book “Mike Tyson: 1981-1991”. 

Also in the show: Hannah Morales’ stunning photos of whale sharks in the Philippines, Frank Herbert documents the weird and eye-catching design of Russian subway stations, Allen places an order for the new Nikon Z9, and a photo of a owl chick is the most popular post on Facebook.

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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