Skip to content

Al Satterwhite

Al Satterwhite was still in high school when he started work as a photographer at a major daily newspaper in Florida, covering big stories across the Southeast. After working for a year as the Governor of Florida's personal photographer, he embarked on a celebrated freelance career. Over the decade that followed, Satterwhite worked on assignments for almost every major magazine, including Life, Look, Newsweek, People, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Time, and Travel & Leisure. In 1980 he moved to New York City to form his own production company and focus on advertising. For the next 15 years he undertook a wide range of national and international advertising work, becoming recognised for his saturated colour images, and for his keen design and compositional sense. He now lectures and holds workshops around the US. 

His photographic prints are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Houston Fine Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, George Eastman House, The Polaroid Collection, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as in numerous private collections. In recent years he has focused attention on producing books of his work. 

Satterwhite lives in New York City with his wife and two Zen masters, both cats.

More from Al Satterwhite

View All >

  • Stevie Wonder recording in his studio, 1974 — Limited Edition Print - Al Satterwhite
    Stevie Wonder recording in his studio, 1974 — Limited Edition Print - Al Satterwhite

    Stevie Wonder recording in his studio, 1974 — Limited Edition Print

    Al Satterwhite
    £8,040.00 - £19,440.00
    Original price £8,040.00 - Original price £19,440.00
    Original price
    £8,040.00 - £19,440.00
    Current price £8,040.00

    Stevie Wonder is photographed rehearsing piano and vocals in his Los Angeles studio on August 30, 1974. The musician, who happens to be blind, is c...

    View full details
    £8,040.00 - £19,440.00
    Original price £8,040.00 - Original price £19,440.00
    Original price
    £8,040.00 - £19,440.00
    Current price £8,040.00
  • Muhammad Ali training before Frazier, 1971 — Limited Edition - Al Satterwhite
    Muhammad Ali training before Frazier, 1971 — Limited Edition - Al Satterwhite

    Muhammad Ali training before Frazier, 1971 — Limited Edition

    Al Satterwhite
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Original price £1,560.00 - Original price £8,640.00
    Original price
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Current price £1,560.00

    Muhammad Ali is photographed training for an audience at 5th Street Gym ahead of his fight with Joe Frazier in February of 1971. The gym is the sit...

    View full details
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Original price £1,560.00 - Original price £8,640.00
    Original price
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Current price £1,560.00
  • Hank Aaron in the dugout, 1973 — Limited Edition Print - Al Satterwhite
    Hank Aaron in the dugout, 1973 — Limited Edition Print - Al Satterwhite

    Hank Aaron in the dugout, 1973 — Limited Edition Print

    Al Satterwhite
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Original price £1,560.00 - Original price £8,640.00
    Original price
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Current price £1,560.00

    Hank Aaron is photographed pointing his bat at the camera during training for the Atlanta Braves on March 19, 1973. Nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin...

    View full details
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Original price £1,560.00 - Original price £8,640.00
    Original price
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Current price £1,560.00
  • Muhammad Ali training in Florida, 1971 — Limited Edition Print - Al Satterwhite
    Muhammad Ali training in Florida, 1971 — Limited Edition Print - Al Satterwhite

    Muhammad Ali training in Florida, 1971 — Limited Edition Print

    Al Satterwhite
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Original price £1,560.00 - Original price £8,640.00
    Original price
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Current price £1,560.00

    Muhammad Ali is photographed training at Miami's 5th Street Gym ahead of his fight with Joe Frazier in February of 1971. The gym is the site of a h...

    View full details
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Original price £1,560.00 - Original price £8,640.00
    Original price
    £1,560.00 - £8,640.00
    Current price £1,560.00