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Leonard Freed by Leonard Freed
Book DescriptionLeonard Freed is one of the twentieth century's most prominent documentary photographers. His photographs have graced the covers of major newspapers and magazines around the world on numerous occasions. A member of the Magnum cooperative, his work is considered a milestone in what has been aptly called concerned photography. This book spans his full fifty-year career, including his coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the American civil rights movement, the period of post-war German reconstruction, and the Romanian revolution. Among other highlights is a selection of work from his famous project on the police, which culminated in a landmark publication, "Police Work". Freeds vision is sharp, insightful and critical, but always deeply sympathetic to his fellow human beings. Freed has made a point of steering clear of easy sentimentality without giving way to its opposite heartless critique; the often tender moments he observes are thus tinged with lifes harsher realities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783865214638
(305mm x 240mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Leonard Freed
After the War Was Over, Hardback (November 2015)
Fascinated by the remarkable recovery of Jewish life in Amsterdam after the Holocaust, the author made this the topic of his first documentary as a professional photographer. In this title, he portrays a community that had endured unimaginable sufferings, but was now trying to forget, and rebuild a life, showing resilience and vitality.
Leonard Freed, Hardback (September 2013)
The author travelled to Germany in 1954. From a safe distance, he observed the people in their social surroundings, at work, at street festivals, in public parks, in the streets and against the industrial backdrop of the Ruhr Valley. This title contains his images, documents, and writing, spanning his fifty years of photographing Germany.
This is the Day, Hardback (December 2012)
Offers a collection of emotionally charged photographs that document a poignant day in American history. This title offers a photo-essay documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr Martin Luther King Jr delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
Black in White America, Hardback (July 2010)» View all books by Leonard Freed
Looks at African-American life during the Civil Rights Era. The author's essay presents a composite of the daily lives of black people in the north and south, on the city streets, in housing projects, and in rural communities, living joyously, peacefully, and defiantly during one of the greatest social struggles of our times.
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