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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."

Lionel Freedman’s image of Louis Kahn looking at Yale University Art Gallery image 1953 published in Arcade, Dialog on Design, Winter 2017

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Lionel Freedman’s photo of Louis Kahn looking at his Yale University Art Gallery ceiling is included in the new book: “Richard Rogers A place for all people” published by Canongate Books Limited, UK 2017

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2016 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award

“Louis Kahn Looking at His Tetrahedral Ceiling in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1953. Gelatin silver print. Image courtesy of © Lionel Freedman Archives. Yale University Art Gallery Archives Transfer.” Presented by: the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with AIA … Continue reading

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Louis I Kahn Memorial Award 2015

 President of AIA Philadelphia, Jim Rowe, is presented with the 2015 Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award featuring Lionel Freedman’s 1953 portrait of Louis Kahn under the “The Tetrahedral Ceiling” at the Yale University Art Gallery Photo by Joe Kaczmarek for the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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The Umbrella House   Rudolph, Paul, architect Library of Congress: No. 656H6. Photograph by Lionel Freedman

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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 … Continue reading

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Anna Sokolow 1958

Anna Sokolow portrait, 1958 ©

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Studio Scaffolding Camera 73

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Astor Theatre Lobby Mural


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Kann’s Department Store

Lionel Freedman’s photo of Kann’s Department Store was recently posted to the site “Streets of Washington” ©

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