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Stickball, Little Italy, New York City, Black and White Baseball Photography 1950s by Leonard Freed
Stickball, Little Italy, New York City, Black and White Baseball Photography 1950s by Leonard Freed
Stickball, Little Italy, New York City, Black and White Baseball Photography 1950s by Leonard Freed
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Stickball, Little Italy, New York City, Black and White Baseball Photography 1950s by Leonard Freed

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Stickball by Leonard Freed captures children playing the all-American game of baseball in the streets of Little Italy 1950s New York City. American photographer Freed enjoyed documentary storytelling, as a "concerned photographer" whose work demonstrated humanitarian concerns among his subjects of personal interest.

Stickball, 1954 is a 19" x 13" limited edition of 5 archival pigment print, signed and annotated by the Freed estate (back of photo). Available: 3/5. Provenance: Freed archive.

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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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