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Sunday Morning, Black and White Photograph of African American Life New York 1960s
Sunday Morning, Black and White Photograph of African American Life New York 1960s
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Sunday Morning, Black and White Photograph of African American Life New York 1960s

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Sunday Morning, 1963 by Leonard Freed, is a 14” x 11” gelatin silver photograph from the artist's Black in White America book (p. 171). The photograph from the Freed estate is stamped verso (back of photo) and signed by Brigitte Freed (widow of photographer). A black and white photograph, it captures African American life in the 1960s, feeling beautiful and proud, African Americans have always enjoyed stylish hats, tailored coats, and ties for church and social events.

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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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