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Leonard Freed
Handcuffed, New York City, Police Street Photography Series 1970s

1978

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Handcuffed (or Arrested), New York City, 1978 by Leonard Freed is 19" x 13" in a limited edition of 10 signed by the estate, Brigitte Freed (wife of the photographer) on verso (back), including Freed's copyright stamp on verso. Available: 1/10, 10/10. The image appears in Leonard Freed's seminal book "Police Work," published in 1980. For several years Leonard Freed worked alongside the New York police department, documenting the gritty reality of life on the beat of soaring crime and great social unrest, with New York City near bankruptcy. The photo appears in one of Leonard Freed's seminal books "Police Work," published in 1980. Provenance: Freed archive. *** 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.
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