From Allen Murabayashi’s article for PhotoShelter:

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.

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