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Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, Black and White Photography of African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed

Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, Black and White Photography of African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed

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Harlem Fashion Show, Hats, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 16" x 20" gelatin silver print, signed verso (on back) by the Freed estate. The image appears in American photographer Freed's seminal photo book Black in White America.

The photograph punctuates the fashion of a period when African Americans in Harlem enjoyed stylish hats, fur, and chic tailored coats. Fashion has always been an extension of the African American community identity in Harlem as a means to amplifying "black is beautiful."

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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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