Friday, December 08, 2006

Leonard Freed - My Heroes (cont.)

"Photojournalist Leonard Freed, whose precisely composed pictures caught life's everyday details whether he was covering political strife and personal struggle, or parties and snowball fights, died Wednesday. He was 77 and died in upstate New York after a battle with cancer, according to his agency, Magnum Photos.

Freed's career blossomed during the American civil rights movement, when he traveled the country and produced his 1968 book
Black In White America. He went on to produce over a dozen books, including a 1992 retrospective, Leonard Freed, Photographs 1954-1990." Click here to read the rest of Daryl Lang's' story for PDN. To see more images click here.