The Brill Gallery announces its representation of Léonard Freed and sent us these images.
Leonard Freed was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929 and wanted to be a painter, but got attached to his camera and became world famous for socially conscious images. Freed moved to Holland wanting to understand the status of Jews in Europe after WWII. He provided photo journalism for several international magazines and newspapers during this period. Freed moved back to New York during the 1960s Civil Rights struggles. He traveled the Southern States and today his Civil Rights Photographs are among his most famous and collected. Leonard Freed became a Magnum Member in 1972. 15 Books have been published of his Photographs and his Photographs are in the Permanent Collections of many Museums around the world including The Smithsonian, MET, MoMA, Getty, Tate, Alinari, Stedelijk, High Museum, Amsterdam Jewish Museum, Tokyo Museum, Jewish Museum Berlin, National Museum of African American History and many others. Freed died in 2006.