Item description for Leonard Freed: Worldview by Leonard Freed, William Ewing & Wim Van Sinderen...
Leonard Freed ranks among the giants of twentieth-century photojournalism. His work as a member of Magnum regularly graced the front pages of major newspapers around the world, as well as the covers of many international magazines. Worldview, the most ambitious collection of Freed's work ever produced, spans his full 50-year career, from coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict back through the American Civil Rights movement to post-war German reconstruction. Among other highlights, it includes a key selection of images from his New York City Police Department project that became the landmark book, Police Work. There, as throughout his career, Freed's vision was sharp, insightful and critical, but always deeply sympathetic to his fellow human beings--he was a pioneer in what has aptly been called "concerned photography." He died in 2006.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25" Weight: 4.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher Steidl/Musee de L'Elysee, Lausanne
ISBN 3865214630 ISBN13 9783865214638
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More About Leonard Freed, William Ewing & Wim Van Sinderen
Leonard Freed (American, 1929-2006) was a pioneer in the genre of socially conscious photojournalism. Freed's photographs are represented in many public and private collections. His book Black in White America, first published in 1967/68, was reissued by Getty Publications in 2010. Julian Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and is currently professor of history at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Michael Eric Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and the author of sixteen books, including April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America (Basic Civitas Books, 2008). Paul Farber is currently completing his doctorate in American studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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Oh what a wonderful book Nov 3, 2007
I was not aware of the work of Leonard Freed, and was handed this book by a salesman in an art book store. The photographs are revelatory. There is not a mediocre picture amoung them. Every photo has this amazing feel of the perfect moment caught by chance, while at the same time possessing a compositional quality that reminds one of renaissance paintings with their pyramidal compostions. There is also a humanity and a quality of pathos to many of the pictures that take them beyond the merely visual and into the realm of timeless art. I have been dipping into this book again and again, and still have not tired of it. Although such comparisons are not valid, I have just bought a book of Steichen, and found it much less fascinating when judged next to this. The reproductions are sharp, well produced, and full-page. Treat yourself if you love photography.