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MAGNUM PHOTOS - Photograph

Wall Street, New York City. 1956.

Photograph

MAGNUM PHOTOS 

Artwork by Leonard Freed

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  • Composition: Fine Art Giclée print, Acid-free 100% cotton paper, brown frame
  • Dimensions: Height: 14.24 inches Width: 10.92 inches
  • Product code:58012621QA

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About the work
Wall Street, New York City. 1956 by Leonard Freed. Fine art giclée print on acid-free 100% cotton paper, brown wooden frame. 150-piece edition. Authenticated. Measurements of photographic print only: 17 x 25,5 cm. “Ultimately photography is about who you are. It's the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit. ”
About the artist
Born in Brooklyn, New York, to working-class Jewish parents of Eastern European descent, Leonard Freed first wanted to become a painter. However, he began taking photographs while in the Netherlands in 1953, and discovered that this was where his passion lay. In 1954, after trips through Europe and North Africa, he returned to the United States and studied in Alexei Brodovitch's ‘design laboratory'. He moved to Amsterdam in 1958 and photographed the Jewish community there. He pursued this concern in numerous books and films, examining German society and his own Jewish roots; his book on the Jews in Germany was published in 1961, and Made in Germany, about post-war Germany, appeared in 1965. Working as a freelance photographer from 1961 onwards, Freed began to travel widely, photographing blacks in America (1964-65), events in Israel (1967-68), the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and the New York City police department (1972-79). He also shot four films for Japanese, Dutch and Belgian television. Freed joined Magnum in 1972. His coverage of the American civil rights movement first made him famous, but he also produced major essays on Poland, Asian immigration in England, North Sea oil development, and Spain after Franco. Photography became Freed's means of exploring societal violence and racial discrimination. Leonard Freed died in Garrison, New York, on 30 November 2006.
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