Photographs 1954-1990 by Leonard Freed - Signed Book - English Edition – Magnum Photos

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For this collection, Brooklyn-born photographer Leonard Freed chose his most powerful images taken during a period of over thirty years spent traveling across continents. The 170 black and white pictures collected here are well worth the wait: the subject matter is sometimes violent and the images often startling, but a deep compassion and lively interest in seemingly every aspect of the human condition are evident in each shot. It is around the theme of 'life and all its emotions' that Freed conceived this anthology, and it balances his commissioned worked with images reflecting a more personal quality.

Freed's images are, like those of Boubat, Doisneau, and Cartier-Bresson, full of irony, humor, and pathos. They document black America, neo-Nazis, the Arab-Israeli war, the Romanian revolution, and many other subjects. Stefanie Rosenkranz, a journalist from "Stern" magazine who has worked with Freed on assignment, contributes a highly personal anecdotal essay.

1st American Edition. Signed by Leonard Freed

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 196
  • Size: 11.5 x 10 inches
  • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
  • Publication Year: 1992
  • ISBN: 0-393-03350-3

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For this collection, Brooklyn-born photographer Leonard Freed chose his most powerful images taken during a period of over thirty years spent traveling across continents. The 170 black and white pictures collected here are well worth the wait: the subject matter is sometimes violent and the images often startling, but a deep compassion and lively interest in seemingly every aspect of the human condition are evident in each shot. It is around the theme of 'life and all its emotions' that Freed conceived this anthology, and it balances his commissioned worked with images reflecting a more personal quality.

Freed's images are, like those of Boubat, Doisneau, and Cartier-Bresson, full of irony, humor, and pathos. They document black America, neo-Nazis, the Arab-Israeli war, the Romanian revolution, and many other subjects. Stefanie Rosenkranz, a journalist from "Stern" magazine who has worked with Freed on assignment, contributes a highly personal anecdotal essay.

1st American Edition. Signed by Leonard Freed

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 196
  • Size: 11.5 x 10 inches
  • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
  • Publication Year: 1992
  • ISBN: 0-393-03350-3

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.