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Leonard Freed, American, (October 23, 1929–November 11, 2006)
Sociology student with is 3 month old daughter on the balcony of his apartment, Harlem, New York City, 1963
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: 2013.26.26

Freed, acting as a freelance photojournalist, traveled to Amsterdam and Israel to document Jewish populations. He was intrigued by the biographical nature of photography and wanted to help depict cultural and racial narratives. When images of the civil rights movement were published in European newspapers, Freed decided to return to America and combat some of the characterizations being made of African Americans in the media. Sociology student with his 3 month old daughter on the balcony of his apartment, Harlem, New York City contests the dim view of African Americans taken by contemporary media, offering instead a look at individual and familial prosperity.

Chelsea Fusco, SCR 2016

Signed, titled, dated, and situated, and with copyright stamp and "Vintage Print" stamp and annotated "Unique" on verso

vintage gelatin silver print

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