The New York Fire Museum presents the exhibition “Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman” showcasing award-winning photographer Jill Freedman’s moving collection of photographs documenting New York City firefighters on the job in the ‘70s.
The exhibition features a number of images contained in Freedman’s book, Firehouse, which was released in 1977 and garnered rave reviews highlighting their honesty and grit that captured the danger, tragedy, heroism, and camaraderie of being a firefighter in New York City.
To create this display of heroism and heart, Freedman lived among the firefighters in the Bronx and Harlem for more than a year as she chronicled their work. She followed groups for six days at a time, sleeping in the backseat of cars or on the floor between engines.
“Firehouse: The Photography of Jill Freedman” will open to the public on October 12, 2022 and will be on display until April 2, 2023.
Hours of Operation
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm
Advance ticketing preferred, walk-ins welcome
Advance tickets are preferred for General Admission:
- $10.00 for Adults
- $8.00 for Students, Seniors, Firefighters, AAA members, Federally Disabled (with ID)
- $5.00 for Children
Free admission – with valid ID – for:
- New York City Fire Museum, Museum Council and Cool Culture members
- Active and Retired FDNY and NYPD members
- Active and Retired US Military service members