For Leonard Freed's Kate Series, the photojournalist near the end of his life approaches a photographic subject with ardor and candor. For Freed's personal project he photographs a young woman who poses nude for him with surprising and joyous results--a celebration of life, 2002.
The 17 vintage prints in Leonard Freed's "Kate Series" is by a photojournalist with a long and extraordinary documentary career. In 2002 Freed approached a new photographic subject with ardor - a study on the nude. The undertaking became an experimental series of nudes for which Freed photographs model Kate with surprising results--. The images reveal complicity between photographer and subject, a joyousness in staging (photographer and model) and subject (model and friends) for a series of aesthetic and expressive portraits by one of the best documentary and 20th-century masters of photography.