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Leonard Freed, American, (October 23, 1929–November 11, 2006)
“If I had to, I would shoot,” the officer said. “It’s best not to think about it. Anyway, most cops never have a reason to shoot in their whole career. Let’s hope I’m one of them,” , 1976
Gelatin silver print on paper
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of Sally Strauss and Andrew E. Tomback
Accession Number: 2016.15.33

pencil markings “LF-PW-031.02 7500”, “72-19-54-13”, pen markings “New York city police raid a drug hangout and question suspects”, artist copyright stamp “Leonard Freed-Magnum”, pencil signature of photographer

vintage gelatin silver print

Object Description
Three men are depicted, backs to the viewer, arms outstretched, hands against a wall, while a police officer stands at the right, the weapon in his left hand pointed at the men.

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