07 December 2006

Leonard Freed (1929-2006)

Today The Guardian ran this obituary for documentary photographer Leaonard Freed. Here is the obituary from The New York Times. Freed was a member of the Magnum photo agency and well know for his images of the civil rights movement in the United States. Here are a couple of examaples of his work.

“Harlem, New York, U.S.A.” (1963)

Martin Luther King, Jr. In A Motorcade Is Thronged By Supporters, Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1965

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PS: Added 12/10/06. You might want to check out this tribute to Freed that his colleagues at Magnum have added to their web site.

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