Police Work by Leonard Freed - Signed Book – Magnum Photos

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In Police Work, Leonard Freed worked alongside the policemen of New York in order to see what life 'on the beat' was really like. What he documented here is an elegant yet grittily realistic portrait of ordinary people doing a "sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, sometimes dangerous and ugly and unhealthy job." Freed shows the isolation, the complexity, the harshness and the camaraderie of the men and women hired as public servants, and the people they are required to protect. "Police Work" is a sharply tragic and compassionate view of police work and life.

1st Edition. Signed by Leonard Freed

  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 126
  • Size: 11 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Year: 1980
  • ISBN: 0-671-25202-X

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In Police Work, Leonard Freed worked alongside the policemen of New York in order to see what life 'on the beat' was really like. What he documented here is an elegant yet grittily realistic portrait of ordinary people doing a "sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, sometimes dangerous and ugly and unhealthy job." Freed shows the isolation, the complexity, the harshness and the camaraderie of the men and women hired as public servants, and the people they are required to protect. "Police Work" is a sharply tragic and compassionate view of police work and life.

1st Edition. Signed by Leonard Freed

  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 126
  • Size: 11 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Year: 1980
  • ISBN: 0-671-25202-X

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.