Leonard Freed Martin Luther King returns to the United States after receiving the Nobel peace prize, Baltimore, 1964 Leonard Freed (1929-2006) is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century. Over the years thousands of his photographs have been published in the international press. Freed, whose name became synonymous with that of "concerned photography", was a quiet man who preferred the language of black-and-white photography to prose to document the daily struggles of ordinary people. He is best known for his work on the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, the Jewish community, Germany and the New York police. Until September 2, Lausanne's Musée de l'Elysée is holding the first major retrospective of Freed's work over the last 50 years. (All pictures: © Leonard Freed / Magnum, Photos.) Harlem, New York, 1963 Harlem, New York, 1978 Death by overdose, Harlem, New York, 1972 March on Washington, August 28, 1963 Wall Street, New York, 1956 Florence, Italy, 1958 Naples, Italy, 1958 Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, 1961 Jerusalem, Israel, 1962 Six-Day War, Jerusalem, Israel, 1967 Major retrospective of Magnum photographer Leonard Freed. This content was published on June 8, 2007 - 14:06 June 8, 2007 - 14:06 Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Follow us on Telegram You can now also read us on Telegram. Follow this link to subscribe to our channel!