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Southern State, Civil Rights Photography African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed
Southern State, Civil Rights Photography African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed
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Southern State, Civil Rights Photography African Americans 1960s by Leonard Freed

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The photograph captures and translates the American South of the 1960s. Southern State, 1964 by Leonard Freed, is an 11” x 14” gelatin silver photograph from the photographer's Black in White America series and appears in the book of the same name (p. 104). The photograph is stamped verso (back of photo) by the estate and signed by Brigitte Freed (widow).

Leonard Freed enjoyed documentary storytelling and as a "concerned photographer" his work demonstrated humanitarian concerns. The photographer travelled to New York, Washington, D.C., and throughout the South, capturing the daily life of African-Americans. Documenting the 1960s Civil Rights Movement from the East Coast to the Deep South, Freed’s photo essay culminated in the book Black in White America, which contributed to Freed's becoming one of the well-known documentary photographers of 20th Century America.

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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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