Entitled « Worldview, » the Museum of Photography of Charleroi presents until May 15th 2011 the retrospective exhibition of the photographer Leonard Freed, who passed away in 2006, not long before this exhibition.
Conceived in collaboration with the Parisian office of Magnum agency and the Fotomuseum of La Haye, and produced by the Musée de l’Élysée de Lausanne, the retrospective retraces the career of an emblematic figure of « Concerned Photography. » Qualified as a humanist photographer, and as an engaged photojournalist by Cornell Capa in 1967, he never defined himself as a photojournalist but as an author. « I’m not interested in facts. Deep down, I think that there are photographers who bring information and there are photographers who bring emotion. » Though his life reflects the major historic events of his last 50 years, from Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and the Civil Rights movements in the United States, to Germany after the war and the Romanian revolution… We find in this retrospective well-known features that contributed to his recognition, such as his work on New York police in the 1970’s, that subsequently were published in his book « Police Work » in 1980.
Exposition of Leonard Freed
Until May 15
Musée de la photographie de Charleroi
11 avenue Paul Pastur