Michael Gaffney's Biography

MICHAEL GAFFNEY is an award-winning photojournalist who began his career as a New Jersey news photographer in 1972. Gaffney ran a corporate photography business for 25 years in New Jersey, and was a contract photographer with Muhammad Ali Enterprises in Manhattan. His first exhibition of The Champ was held at the Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. The exhibition was a benefit for the Morristown Neighborhood House where Gaffney learned to box as a young boy. The exhibition was well received, earning a feature on ESPN with Hall of Fame Boxing Historian, Bert Randolph Sugar. It was followed by exhibitions in New Jersey, San Francisco, The Proud Gallery Chelsea London, The London Olympics, the "Ali in the Rings" exhibition in Bradford UK, the "I AM THE GREATEST" exhibition at the London 02, The Proud Gallery Camden London, The Port Authority of NY/NJ, and The Harlem Fine Arts Show. Michael Gaffney's photographs of Muhammad Ali have been featured on Dateline with Lester Holt, BBC productions, the film, "I AM ALI," and videos by the Parkinson's Foundation and 23andMe. Ali images have been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines and internet stories. Michael Gaffney is proud to be presenting the Muhammad Ali Collection, one of the most extraordinary people of our lifetime, with the Richard Beavers Gallery.