Capturing the Jewish diaspora and the Hasidic community in Brooklyn, New York in the 1950s, this is subject matter which American photographer Leonard Freed from Brooklyn widely covered.
Williamsburg, New York City, USA 1978 is a 13" x 9" archival pigment print (on baryta) in a limited edition of 5. Signed verso (back of photo) by Brigitte Freed (wife of the photographer), with Leonard Freed's copyright stamp also verso, the print is edition number 4/5.
American photographer Leonard Freed enjoyed documentary storytelling and was a "concerned photographer" whose work demonstrated humanitarian concerns.
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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