St. Peter's Square, Rome, Italy, 1958 by Leonard Freed is a black and white documentary photograph of two figures (priests) on a snowy afternoon dressed in black in contrast to the falling snow and white columns in St. Peter's Square, Rome, Italy.
Signed by the photographer on verso (back of photograph) this is a 20" x 16" iris print, stamped and numbered - A unique print, a printer's proof, as annotated by the Freed estate on back of photograph.
LITERATURE: W. A. Ewing, N. Herschdorfer, and W. van Sinderen, Worldview, Leonard Freed, Steidl, 2007, p. 63.
Provenance: Freed Estate
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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