Leonard Freed, ‘Israel ’, 1973, Gallery 270

Signature: Signed in Verso

About Leonard Freed

Famous for his photos of the American Civil Rights Movement, Freed also covered Poland, Asian immigration in England, North Sea oil development, and Spain after the fall of Franco. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to working-class Jewish parents, Freed photographed Jewish communities throughout Europe, including Made in Germany (1965), which documented postwar Germany. “Ultimately photography is about who you are,” Freed once said. “It's the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit.” His work frequently explored societal violence and racial discrimination. He joined Magnum Photos in 1972, and also shot four films for Japanese, Dutch, and Belgian television.

American, 1929-2006, Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Leonard Freed: The Italians, Gallery 270, Westwood

Group Shows on Artsy

CLAIR's summer choice, °CLAIR Galerie, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Protest, Magnum Photos, New York
Early Magnum: On & In New York, Magnum Photos, New York
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford