Leonard Freed (Leonard Freed)

Leonard Freed

Photojournalist. Born in Brooklyn, he was a member of the Magnum Photography Collective, well known for his in-depth coverage of African-Americans in the era of the civil rights movement. Freed made classic photo essays on assignments for Life, Look, Paris-Match, Der Spiegel, Stern and Libération, among many others, from Asian immigrants in England to Spain since Franco. In 1968 he published “Black in White America,” a book about African-Americans from Harlem through the South,  and he was also the author of “Police Work.” His work is in museum collections around the world, including the Israel Museum, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Freed died in Garrison, New York. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)


  • October, 23, 1929


  • November, 11, 2006


  • Cremated

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