Feb 5, 2014
Feb 5, 2014

A policewoman plays games with community children. Shortly afterward, the officer became pregnant and was assigned a desk job for the period of her pregnancy, from Police Work

A policewoman plays games with community children. Shortly afterward, the officer became pregnant and was assigned a desk job for the period of her pregnancy, from Police Work

1978

Leonard Freed

(American, 1929–2006)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 15.6 x 23 cm (6 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.); Paper: 17.9 x 23.8 cm (7 1/16 x 9 3/8 in.); Matted: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

Gift of George Stephanopoulos 2013.189

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Description

In his Police Work series, Freed portrayed both positive and negative interactions between New York City police officers and citizens. The Sunday Times of London commissioned this work but ultimately published only the less flattering photographs of the police, which shocked readers and infuriated Freed. The caption that titles this image provides insight into the life of the police officer beyond the moment depicted. How does the title influence your perception of her?

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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