Leonard Freed: Photographs 1954-1990

Leonard Freed: Photographs 1954-1990 By Leonard Freed, Leonard Freed Photographs For this collection Brooklyn born photographer Leonard Freed chose his most powerful images taken during a period of over thirty years spent traveling across continents The black and white pictur
  • Title: Leonard Freed: Photographs 1954-1990
  • Author: Leonard Freed
  • ISBN: 9780393033502
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leonard Freed: Photographs 1954-1990 By Leonard Freed, For this collection, Brooklyn born photographer Leonard Freed chose his most powerful images taken during a period of over thirty years spent traveling across continents The 170 black and white pictures collected here are well worth the wait the subject matter is sometimes violent and the images often startling, but a deep compassion and lively interest in seemingly everFor this collection, Brooklyn born photographer Leonard Freed chose his most powerful images taken during a period of over thirty years spent traveling across continents The 170 black and white pictures collected here are well worth the wait the subject matter is sometimes violent and the images often startling, but a deep compassion and lively interest in seemingly every aspect of the human condition are evident in each shot It is around the theme of life and all its emotions that Freed conceived this anthology, and it balances his commissioned worked with images reflecting a personal quality.Freed s images are, like those of Boubat, Doisneau, and Cartier Bresson, full of irony, humor, and pathos They document black America, neo Nazis, the Arab Israeli war, the Romanian revolution, and many other subjects Stefanie Rosenkranz, a journalist from Stern magazine who has worked with Freed on assignment, contributes a highly personal anecdotal essay.
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      Leonard Freed was a documentary photojournalist Freed had wanted to be a painter, but began taking photographs in the Netherlands and discovered a new passion He traveled in Europe and Africa before returning to the United States where he attended the New School and studied with Alexey Brodovitch, the art director of Harper s Bazaar In 1958 he moved to Amsterdam to photograph its Jewish community Through the 1960s he continued to work as a freelance photojournalist, traveling widely He documented such events and subjects as the Civil Rights movement in America 1964 65 , the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and the New York City police department 1972 79 1 His career blossomed during the American civil rights movement, when he traveled the country with Martin Luther King, Jr in his celebrated march across the US from Alabama to Washington This journey gave him the opportunity to produce his 1968 book, Black in White America, which brought considerable attention His work on New York City law enforcement also led to a book, Police Work which was published in 1980.Early in Freed s career, Edward Steichen purchased three photographs from Freed for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art In 1967, Cornell Capa selected Freed as one of five photographers to participate in his Concerned Photography exhibition Freed joined Magnum Photos in 1972 Publications to which Freed contributed over the years included Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Fortune, Lib ration, Life, Look, Paris Match, Stern, and The Sunday Times Magazine of London.In later years, Freed continued shooting photographs in Italy, Turkey, Germany, Lebanon and the U.S He also shot four films for Japanese, Dutch and Belgian television.

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