Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Leonard Freed
Beauty Contest, Harlem, Black and White Photography of African American Fashion

1963

$3,500

About

Beauty Contest, Harlem, 1963 by Leonard Freed is a 16" x 20" gelatin silver print, signed verso (on back) by the Freed estate. The image appears in American photographer Freed's seminal photo book Black in White America, page 106. The photograph punctuates African Americans interest in fashion and beauty during a period in Harlem of stylish hats, furs, and tailored clothing. Fashion has always been an extension of the African American community identity as a means to amplifying "black is beautiful." *** 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. *** Available at 99Prints NYC an online art marketplace for today’s collector of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City, 99Prints ships worldwide.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $99 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 7-8 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New york, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in New york, NY
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2017
75 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Freedom Now, Washington, DC, 8/28/63
By Leonard Freed
Located in Westwood, NJ
Signed, printed later but before 2007.
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

We Must have Justice! NYC
By Leonard Freed
Located in Westwood, NJ
Signed, printed later,before 2007
Category

1960s Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Charge
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
LARGE Unframed 56" x 66"/ Large Framed 71" x 82.4" Editions of 20, 9/20 STANDARD Unframed 37" x 44" / Standard Framed 52" x 59" Editions of 20, 15/20 CHARGE Lewa, Kenya 2013 In ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

Charge
Price Upon Request
The Jungle Book Stories
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
Ranthambore National Park, India 2013 Edition of 16/20 Per Size with 3 Artist Proofs Large Framed 71" X 71" There are only about 1,700 Royal Bengal Tigers left in India – a fright...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Digital Pigment, Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photog...

Gangsta
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
Epupa, Namibia 2015 LARGE Unframed 74" x 56" / Framed 89" x 71" Current Edition - 2/12 STANDARD Unframed 49" x 37" / Framed 64"x 52" Current Edition - 2/12 Namibia - 2015 In...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

Gangsta
Price Upon Request
Lunch
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
South Africa, 2016 Edition of 12 Per Size with 3 Artist Proofs Large Framed 80" X 71", ONE LEFT Standard Framed 58" X 52", 6/12 "How close can a prime lens go to the subject? My l...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

Lunch
Price Upon Request
The Hunger Games
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
South Africa, 2016 Edition of 12 Per Size with 3 Artist Proofs Large Framed 80" X 71", 2/12 Standard Framed 58" X 52", 8/12 How close can a prime lens go to the subject? My limit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

The Hunger Games
By David Yarrow
Located in Greenwich, CT
South Africa, 2016 Edition of 12 Per Size with 3 Artist Proofs Large Framed 80" X 71", 2/12 Standard Framed 58" X 52", 8/12 How close can a prime lens go to the subject? My limit...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Black and White Photography

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Dig...

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery