PUBLISHER
Reel Art Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 150 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 36   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781909526709 TRADE
List Price: $59.95 CDN $84.95

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

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Leonard Freed: Police Work

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Studs Terkel.

Leonard Freed: Police Work

The definitive collection of Leonard Freed’s acclaimed photographs of the New York police department during the turbulent 1970s

Magnum photographer Leonard Freed worked alongside the New York police for several years, documenting the gritty reality of life on the beat at a notorious time of soaring crime and great social unrest, with the city near bankruptcy. Of his near-decade with the police department, Freed observed that "What I saw were average people doing a sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, sometimes dangerous and ugly and unhealthy job.” His nuanced essay has a poignancy and grace, capturing the camaraderie of officers alongside the people they are hired to protect.

Freed accompanied the NYPD on murder investigations, drug raids, public demonstrations and community outreach initiatives, as well as documenting the ordinary daily grind of the job. This reedited and redesigned take on Freed’s original 1980 book features several unseen photographs from the archive. It is a celebration of this complex and compassionate body of work, which has a social resonance and relevance in today’s climate.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, photojournalist Leonard Freed (1929–2006) rose to prominence for his portrayal of societal and racial injustices, particularly in relation to the black community during the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. He is also renowned for his numerous insightful photo essays on the Jewish community in Amsterdam and Germany, the Yom Kippur War, Asian immigration in England, North Sea oil development, Spain after Franco and his essays on the New York police department in the 1970s, among others.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Leonard Freed: Police Work.'

Leonard Freed: Police Work

STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/28/2023

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LEONARD FREED MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Leonard Freed: Black in White America

LEONARD FREED: BLACK IN WHITE AMERICA

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526778
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95

Pub Date: 11/17/2020
Active | In stock


Leonard Freed: Police Work

LEONARD FREED: POLICE WORK

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526709
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95

Pub Date: 2/28/2023
Forthcoming


Leonard Freed: Made in Germany

LEONARD FREED: MADE IN GERMANY

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869306841
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 8/15/2013
Active | In stock