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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

Screenshot of Jill Freedman's obit from the New York TimesCross-posted from The New York Times and ProPhoto Daily.  [By John Leland and Maureen Cavanagh]  “Jill Freedman, a hard-working, hard-living photographer who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and other tribes she felt were misunderstood, died on Wednesday at a care facility near her home in Manhattan. She was 79.”

“In seven books and numerous gallery exhibitions and journalism assignments, she specialized in finding people on the rough margins of American life, rendering them as noble but not necessarily heroic. Even when her subjects were freakish or odd, Ms. Freedman never traded in oddity for its own sake; viewers might laugh with the characters, but not at them.”

Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

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