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Handcuffed, New York City, Black & White Documentary Photography 1970s by Leonard Freed
Handcuffed, New York City, Black & White Documentary Photography 1970s by Leonard Freed
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Handcuffed, New York City, Black & White Documentary Photography 1970s by Leonard Freed

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Handcuffed, New York City, 1978 is a 14" x 11" black and white lifetime print by Leonard Freed. Signed verso (back of photo) by Leonard Freed, with Freed's copyright stamp also verso, the image appears in Leonard Freed's seminal book "Police Work," published in 1980.

For several years in the 1970s Leonard Freed worked alongside the New York police department, documenting the gritty reality of life on the beat of soaring crime and great social unrest, with New York City near bankruptcy.

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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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