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Roland L. Freeman

Bikers take a break. Sunday afternoon in Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland, September 1973, from the series Southern Roads/City Pavements
1973/printed 1982
gelatin silver print
11 1/16 x 13 7/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George H. Dalsheimer

The artist's understanding of the easy camaraderie among these friends comes from first-hand knowledge. Born in Baltimore, between 1971 and 1973 Freeman rarely missed a Sunday afternoon in Druid Hill Park, a popular Baltimore destination where families and friends met and mingled. He has chronicled such experiences and traditions in his community for nearly thirty years.