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City Prison, New Orleans, Vintage Black and White Civil Rights Photography 1960s by Leonard Freed
City Prison, New Orleans, Vintage Black and White Civil Rights Photography 1960s by Leonard Freed
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City Prison, New Orleans, Vintage Black and White Civil Rights Photography 1960s by Leonard Freed

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City Prison, 1965 by American photographer Leonard Freed is a vintage gelatin silver, 12" x 16" signed verso (back of photo) by the photographer. It is an iconic image from the photographer's Black in White America series.

The Black in White America series contributed to Freed's becoming one of the well-known social-documentary photographers in the USA during the latter half of the 20th Century. For the series Black in White America Leonard Freed documents African Americans and the politics of the USA, capturing the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

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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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