Police Work

Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979

December 20 - May 6, 2012

  • 1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm

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    Vintage prints documenting “life on the beat” in 1970s New York City.

    Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979 features vintage prints by the Brooklyn-born photographer who documented "life on the beat" with NYPD officers during the tumultuous 1970s. At a time when New York City was internationally notorious for rampant crime and social disorder, Freed's photographs reveal tension on the streets and camaraderie among policemen.

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