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Yeshiva Students, New York, Black and White Photography of Jewish Diaspora 1950 by Leonard Freed
Yeshiva Students, New York, Black and White Photography of Jewish Diaspora 1950 by Leonard Freed
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Yeshiva Students, New York, Black and White Photography of Jewish Diaspora 1950 by Leonard Freed

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Yeshiva Students, New York City, 1954 by Leonard Freed is a black-and-white portrait of three young Jewish boys, studying at a yeshiva. This is a gelatin silver, 16” x 20”, signed verso (on back of photo) by the photographer.

Leonard Freed's photographic career led him to document many subjects from mid-century - 2006, including photographing the Jewish diaspora in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Considered one of the important documentary photographers of the 20th Century, Freed remains a master at documentary storytelling.

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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