From Anne Pyburn Craig’s article for Chronogram:

Mike Tyson is Grinker’s third book (text by Bruce Silverglade), which will be published on September 6 by Powerhouse Books. It’s a collection of rare and never-before-seen photographs from the 1980s and 1990s, showcasing a lesser-known side of the boxing superstar in his prime, both in and out of the ring. Earlier books by the photographer include Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women and Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict. A photograph of a Beninese veteran from Afterwar appeared on the cover of the April 2005 issue of Chronogram.

This month’s cover shot was taken on November 22, 1985, at the Latham Coliseum as Tyson entered the ring for one of his first professional bouts. “He was probably 18; he looks older,” says Grinker. “The fight lasted about 30 seconds.” At later matches, she would find herself elbow to elbow in a media scrum. “It taught me a lot about how to move and shoot,” she says. “But that time, I think there might have been just one other little local paper.”

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