Watching High Jumper, Ghana
From the Ghana collection
There was this guy in Ghana that I hypnotically watched as he opened twenty-four bottles of Coke with his teeth.
I don’t have any pictures of it and I don’t remember whether I shot them and lost them or if I just didn’t shoot it.
I was in Ghana on assignment to cover the African athletes that were headed (training?) for the Olympics Games of 1968 .
At the time I went there Ghana was mostly two-story buildings, but at some point you ran into a soccer stadium that held 50,000 people. Years later, I told this to a New York taxi driver from Ghana, and he laughed and said they have a much bigger one now.
By the way, in the overall shot of the stadium, just above of the player in white in the lower left, there’s a figure in the shadow of the stadium light pole. That’s me.
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