Pittsburgh born Jill Freedman was a street and documentary photographer. She worked on in New York, but on hearing of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Freedman quit her job and went to Washington, where she lived in Resurrection City, a shantytown put up by the Poor People's Campaign on Washington Mall in 1968, and photographed there. Photographs from the series were published at the time in Life magazine. She subsequently photographed people working with a travelling circus as well as arts scenes of studio 54 and SoHo among others. She also photographed extensively in Ireland of which she noted "I’m Jewish, but I adopted Ireland as my own old country". www.whytes.ie
'FIDDLER'S LIGHT, DONEGAL and PORTRAIT OF JILL FREEDMAN, 2006 by Christy McNamara (A PAIR)'
- Price Realised: €1,100
- Sale: 23 February 2015
- gelatin silver print; (2)
- 11 x 14in. (27.94 x 35.56cm)
'A HAPPY MAN, DRUMKEERIN, COUNTY LEITRIM, 1973'
- Price Realised: €800
- Sale: 15 December 2007
- gelatin silver print
- 21 by 31cm., 8.25 by 12.2 5in.