The Merry-Go-Rounders, 1953

Lionel Freedman did several photography sessions in his NYC studio for the Merry-Go-Rounders Dance Company between 1953 and 1960.  His MGRs files were recently donated to the research collection at the “Jerome Robbins Dance Division” of the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (Photo: Courtesy Jacobs Pillow Archives)

"The Goops", Merry-G0-Rounders Dance Company, 1953

“The Goops”, The Merry-G0-Rounders Dance Company, 1953 ©


About Lionel Freedman Archives

Lionel Freedman, 1919-2002, award winning studio photographer and film maker. Lionel Freedman worked as a freelance location photographer for major architectural and home decoration magazines. He later opened his own commercial studio in NYC where for forty years he designed, built, styled and photographed elegant room settings and still-life for high end advertising, primarily in the home furnishings industry. He is known for the unique lighting techniques he developed and the vibrant color of his studio photography and industrial films. Towards the end of his life Lionel Freedman devoted his artistic energies to the emerging field of computer graphics and "his 'love affair and total addiction to the wonders of the Macintosh Computer."
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