Stickball by Leonard Freed captures children playing the all-American game of baseball in the streets of Little Italy 1950s New York City. American photographer Freed enjoyed documentary storytelling, as a "concerned photographer" whose work demonstrated humanitarian concerns among subjects of personal interest.
Stickball, 1954 - 19" x 13" limited edition of 5 archival pigment prints, signed and annotated by the estate (back of photo). Printed: 2020.
Leonard Freed (1929-2006) was an American photographer from Brooklyn, New York. His "Black in White America" series made him known as a documentarian, a social documentary photographer. Freed worked as a freelance photographer from 1961 onwards and as a Magnum photographer Freed traveled widely abroad and, in the US, photographing African Americans (1964-65), events in Israel (1967-68, 1973), and the New York City police department (1972-79). Freed's coverage of the American civil rights movement is well-known as are his photo essays on New York, Italy, Germany, The Kate Series, among others.
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