Jill Freedman: A Collection of Works

Jill Freedman’s striking and impactful photographs have left a permanent mark on the art world, earning her position amongst the most impactful and influential photographers of her generation. Jill Freedman's work, characterized by its raw authenticity and her documentary-style approach, has covered a wide range of subjects focusing on the realness of human-kind. This collection of works at WANTS/NEEDS Art Gallery promises to be a celebration of Freedman’s legacy and her innate ability to capture the essence of humanity.

Jill Freedman was a highly respected New York City documentary photographer whose award-winning work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography, George Eastman House, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, among others. She appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the world and contributed to many prominent publications.

Jill Freedman was best known for her street and documentary photography, recalling the work of André Kertész, W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, and Cartier-Bresson. She published seven books: Old News: Resurrection City; Circus Days; Firehouse; Street Cops; A Time That Was: Irish Moments; Jill’s Dogs; and Ireland Ever. Jill Freedman lived and worked on the Upper West Side of New York City.