Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Leonard Freed: RIP

Leonard Freed – Magnum member, street photographer, news photographer, photojournalist, photo-essayist – died from cancer aged 77 on the 30th November 2006. According to 5b4 his last words to his wife were: "No more pictures." How incredibly sad.

Freed left an archive of over a million negatives. There's a lengthy and informative piece about the man and his work in the Photography News newsletter #131.

He also said:
Photography is like life... What does it all mean? I don’t know – but you get an impression, a feeling… An impression of walking through the street, walking through the park, walking through life. I’m very suspicious of people who say they know what it means.

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