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Woman on Bus, Washington Protest, Black and White Photography 1960s Civil Rights by Leonard Freed
Woman on Bus, Washington Protest, Black and White Photography 1960s Civil Rights by Leonard Freed
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Woman on Bus, Washington Protest, Black and White Photography 1960s Civil Rights by Leonard Freed

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Woman on Bus, from the March on Washington, 1963 (printed later) by Leonard Freed, is a 11" x 14" gelatin silver print, signed and stamped on verso (back of photo) by the estate, Brigitte Freed (wife of the photographer). The photo is from Leonard Freed's series This Is the Day: The March on Washington and is on p. 81 of the book (Getty Museum, 2013).

American photographer Leonard Freed enjoyed documentary storytelling and was a "concerned photographer" whose work demonstrated humanitarian concerns.

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Artist’s Bio:

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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