Charles Trainor (1927-1987) was a photographer in Miami from the 1950s to the 1970s. During the middle years of the last century, Trainor crossed paths with subjects that would become icons in the present day.
The photos of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Mohammed Ali, not only defined his photography, but also a city that was becoming a player on the world’s stage. Miami was the point in all three of their history where the world took notice, two with concerts and one with a boxing match.
Trainor’s dramatic photograph of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy, caught the attention of the late President who requested a copy of the photograph and returned one to Trainor with his signature.
Over the years, Trainor’s work was published in national and international publications such as LIFE and LOOK magazines, PARIS MATCH, GEO, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ROLLING STONE Magazine and various books and documentaries.