From Massashussets to Kazakhstan, through Las Vegas and New England, Anne Rearick explored the world that lives in the shadows of the spectacular professional boxing fights, the amateur boxing clubs. The violence, inherent in the boxing world, is often the subject of distrust and fascination. From one extreme to the other a tension is created.
Beyond the bruises and the blood, the relationships between the boxers and their coach are extremely strong, giving to see a troubling passion. In a world where, at first glance, we often only see unruliness and aggressiveness, Anne Rearick managed to catch these floating moments, where an eerie feeling of peace seems to prevail. These images reveal the tenderness that can show behind brutality.
In Kazakhstan, where boxing is a sport full of promises and leads more and more young people to reunite and train for hours, as well as in Las Vegas, where the walls are soaked with the sweat of desperate unsuccessful boxers, Anne Rearick captures every shade of the passion that animates the boxing world. She breaks down the story of this world in black and white fragments, showing one after another the bodies, the injuries, the weariness, the ambition, the confrontation and the affection.