The Kate Series, 2002 by Leonard Freed came as a welcome reprieve near the end of Freed’s life before which time the photographer tackled social-documentary subjects for which he became well-known for his photography on Harlem, the civil right movement, police work, and other essays.
This is a series of 5 vintage gelatin silver prints on the subject of the female nude, black and white photography by Freed, stamped vintage, some hand printed by the photographer, with those stamps on photo verso.
Provenance: Freed Estate
Leonard Freed (1929-2006) was an American photographer from Brooklyn, New York. His “Black in White America” series made him known as a documentarian, a social documentary photographer. Freed worked as a freelance photographer from 1961 onwards and as a Magnum photographer Freed traveled widely abroad and, in the US, photographing African Americans (1964-65), events in Israel (1967-68, 1973), and the New York City police department (1972-79). Freed’s coverage of the American civil rights movement is well-known as are his photo essays on New York, Italy, Germany, The Kate Series, among others.