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Girls in Harlem Street, Black and White Photography of African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed
Girls in Harlem Street, Black and White Photography of African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed
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Girls in Harlem Street, Black and White Photography of African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed

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New York City, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a signed gelatin silver RC print sized 14" x 11". This is a documentary black and white portrait photograph of three African American girls playing in the streets of Harlem in New York City.

'Girls in Harlem street’ shows a small group of girls, talking amongst themselves with adults from the community in the background. The children perhaps share news, gossip, feelings, plans while one girl (left) wears a shirt with Jack and Jackie Kennedy's image printed on it.

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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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