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Paris Photo 2007 presents the Magnum Photos Program

In celebration of its 60th year, Magnum Photo Agency has announced the upcoming inauguration of its first Paris gallery on November 17. The opening will take place during Paris Photo 2007, organized at the Carrousel du Louvre. The gallery will have regular exhibitions of vintage photography from Magnum's archives, as well as contemporary works of fine art photography. This dichotomy is represented in the inaugural exhibiton, a Tribute to Leonard Freed/Fashion Magazine by Alec Soth.

Having passed away last year at age 77, photographer Leonard Freed captured many lost periods and places in the American landscape: New York's Jewish community in the 1950s, the series "Black in America," which captures Harlem in the 60s, and "Police Work," a 70s portfolio of true crime photographs in the tradition of Weegee and other photographic greats.

Freed is a respectable addition to Magnum's collection of vintage work, and Soth, another American, may someday be right alongside.

For more information on Paris Photo, which takes place November 15 to 18, 2007, visit their website here.

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