Alan Oxley, Paul Newman, 1983
Gelatin Silver print, 6.8 x 9.25 in. Signed, and titled on back with a Copyright stamp and some archiving notes. Estimate: from $900 to $1,400
Notes: The photograph shows actor Paul Newman (1925-2008) setting up a scene during the filming of “Harry and Son” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March, 1983. Newman starred in and directed the film (his 44th) along with his wife, Academy Award winning actress Joanne Woodward. The Image was made by Alan Oxley who made this single print – which has been archived for 25 years and is in perfect condition.
Oxley has been a photojournalist for more than 50 years and his images have been published in every major magazine in the world. He became renowned in the 1960s for his images of Fidel Castro and Ernesto “Che” Guevara and he is now the sole surviving Life Magazine photographer of those who covered the Cuban revolution.
Oxley was a newspaper reporter who became a photographer in the mid-1950s. In 1959, he went to Cuba to cover the Fidel Castro Revolution and soon afterward joined Life Magazine as a contract photographer.
He has also been a contributing photographer for several TV networks. He won a Britannica Award for television film in 1961, but gave up shooting TV footage soon afterwards because he found it unchallenging.
In 1979, he joined Sipa Press in Paris and covered world news for them for about 10 years. He launched Compix, his own photo agency, in 1986.
He has covered rebellions, political upheavals and natural disasters of many kinds and photographed hundreds of famous people. He officially retired from journalism in 2001 to work on a private collection of photographs which includes some of the best ever made of the Cuban Revolution. [Compix]
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