Leonard Freed: A Concerned Worldview


Gallery 270 is honored to present a retrospective look into the work of noted Magnum photographer, Leonard Freed. This historic show of over fifty master prints have never been shown in the US and span his half century in photography. Including vintage and later prints, both iconic and unknown, all exhibit his mastery of a profoundly humanist approach to photography. As the world continues to grow in appreciation of the quality and relevance of the huge body of work Freed created in his photographic career, he’d be pleased to see  the frequent mentions made to the work of the close friend he greatly admired,  Henri Cartier Bresson. Freed is the author of 16 sought after books and his work is collected worldwide and contained  in numerous private and public collections all over the world including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam,The Met Museum MOMA, and ICP in New York, The Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Jewish Museum, Paris, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington,DC. Gallery 270 is thrilled to present this show in celebration of photography’s unique connection to human spirit embodied in Leonard Freed’s work.
Tom Gramegna,
Director, Gallery 270