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Michael Brennan

Award-winning photographer Michael Brennan’s work covers a wide range of historical events, celebrity portraits, candids and world-famous athletes. After winning the British News Picture of the Year for his coverage of the death of Donald Campbell in 1967, which was featured in Life magazine, he went on to work for several newspapers, covering important news events as well as capturing images of notable names. He was awarded British Photographer of the Year in 1970. His archive includes images of Led Zeppelin, Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, President Jimmy Carter, Princess Diana, John Lennon, and sport legends George Best, Pele, George Foreman, Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines world-wide, including Sports Illustrated, Life, Rolling Stone, Stern, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, and the Times of London.

One of his most iconic portraits of Muhammad Ali is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. 

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  • Paul McCartney in the MSG audience, 1976  — Open Edition Print - Michael Brennan
    Paul McCartney in the MSG audience, 1976  — Open Edition Print - Michael Brennan

    Paul McCartney in the MSG audience, 1976 — Open Edition Print

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    Paul McCartney is photographed sitting in an empty arena ahead of his performance on the “Wings over America” show at Madison Square Garden in New ...

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  • Mike Tyson after the Holyfield vs. Tyson match, 1997 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Brennan
    Mike Tyson after the Holyfield vs. Tyson match, 1997 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Brennan

    Mike Tyson after the Holyfield vs. Tyson match, 1997 — Limited Edition Print

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    A group of wary police officers is photographed trying to restrain Mike Tyson after the boxer bit off part of rival Evander Holyfield’s ear during ...

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  • Freddie Mercury in Manhatttan, 1977 — Limited Edition Print
    Freddie Mercury in Manhatttan, 1977 — Limited Edition Print

    Freddie Mercury in Manhatttan, 1977 — Limited Edition Print

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    British lead singer of Queen Freddie Mercury at an antiques store on Second Avenue in Manhattan, February 7, 1977. 17" x 22" Edition of 25 20" x 2...

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  • David Payne in this First Division game at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, 1970 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Brennan
    David Payne in this First Division game at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, 1970 — Limited Edition Print - Michael Brennan

    David Payne at Old Trafford, 1970 — Limited Edition Print

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    An Irish footballer of Manchester United escapes a tackle from Crystal Palaces' David Payne during a match on February 14, 1970. The game between t...

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