Photographer Thierry Le Gouès spent eight years in the training camps and in the boxing rings, documenting these young fighters and their quest to win.
Their dedication and grace is eminently described and illustrated in a new photographic book Havana Boxing Club. Impassioned, accurate, even touching, this compelling compendium exposes the viewer’s eye to these fighters’ courage, steadfast champions inebriated with life, hope, and sacrifice.
I think boxing is really photogenic, especially in Cuba. I found some really great places, such as training camps and sports facilities, to photograph. What I like most is to photograph the training sessions. After a few years, I became familiar with some of the boxers and coaches, and was invited to training sessions and competitions.
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