Black in White America

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  • Title: Black in White America
  • Author: Leonard Freed
  • ISBN: 9780670171750
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback

Black in White America Best Read || [Leonard Freed], Black in White America, Leonard Freed, Black in White America None Black in White America Best Read || [Leonard Freed] - Black in White America, Black in White America None

  • Black in White America Best Read || [Leonard Freed]
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Black in White America

About "Leonard Freed"

  1. Leonard Freed

    Leonard Freed was a documentary photojournalist Freed had wanted to be a painter, but began taking photographs in the Netherlands and discovered a new passion He traveled in Europe and Africa before returning to the United States where he attended the New School and studied with Alexey Brodovitch, the art director of Harper s Bazaar In 1958 he moved to Amsterdam to photograph its Jewish community Through the 1960s he continued to work as a freelance photojournalist, traveling widely He documented such events and subjects as the Civil Rights movement in America 1964 65 , the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and the New York City police department 1972 79 1 His career blossomed during the American civil rights movement, when he traveled the country with Martin Luther King, Jr in his celebrated march across the US from Alabama to Washington This journey gave him the opportunity to produce his 1968 book, Black in White America, which brought considerable attention His work on New York City law enforcement also led to a book, Police Work which was published in 1980.Early in Freed s career, Edward Steichen purchased three photographs from Freed for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art In 1967, Cornell Capa selected Freed as one of five photographers to participate in his Concerned Photography exhibition Freed joined Magnum Photos in 1972 Publications to which Freed contributed over the years included Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Fortune, Lib ration, Life, Look, Paris Match, Stern, and The Sunday Times Magazine of London.In later years, Freed continued shooting photographs in Italy, Turkey, Germany, Lebanon and the U.S He also shot four films for Japanese, Dutch and Belgian television.


  1. This was an excellent book It is a photographic essay by an amazing photojournalist accompanied by the recollections and notes of Freed This should be required reading for everyone The photographs add power and immediacy to the stories of the people that Freed encountered on his travels through the South in the 60s The stories are horrific yet necessary to hear Many photographs didn t have any accompanying description and it would have been nice to know when and where the photograph was taken, b [...]

  2. Wow Emotional, powerful, beautiful, horrific Could have been written in 1860, 1960, or 2017 Without much embellishment, Freed allows the photographs and accompanying interview excerpts to speak for themselves To be able to see people waiting in line to vote for the first time, or a people watching MLK speak, or children walking into a colored only entrance is humbling.

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