Urged to remain an amateur and take up truck driving early in his photographic career, Leonard Freed thankfully bucked the recommendation and went on to become one of Magnum Photo’s most prolific and underrated photographers. A selection of his work documenting the ‘sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting, and sometimes dangerous lives’ of 1970s New York police officers is currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York.
Stanley Kubrick was a writer and director famous for movies such as Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. Before he began directing, he was a photographer for LOOK Magazine between 1945 and 1950. The Museum of the City of New York and VandM have recently chosen 25 of Kubrick’s photographs out of 10,000 negatives to sell, with the majority of the proceeds going to the Museum of the City of New York.