Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander, born in 1934, began photographing the American social landscape in 1948. With an ability to organize a vast amount of visual information in dynamic compositions, Friedlander has made humorous and poignant images among the chaos of city life, dense landscape and countless other subjects. Friedlander is also recognized for a group of self-portraits he began in the 1960s, reproduced in Self Portrait, an exploration that he turned to again in the late 1990s, and published in a monograph by Fraenkel Gallery in 2000. Friedlander’s work was included in the highly influential 1967 New Documents exhibition, curated by John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art. Included among the many monographs designed and published by Friedlander himself are Sticks and Stones, Lee Friedlander: Photographs, Letters From the People, Apples and Olives, Cherry Blossom Time in Japan, Family, and At Work. Friedlander was the subject of a major traveling retrospective and catalog organized by the Museum of Modern Art in 2005. In 2010, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York exhibited the entirety of his body of work, America by Car.

New York City, 1963, gelatin-silver print
Haverstraw, NY, 1966, gelatin-silver print
Knoxville, Tennessee, 1971, gelatin-silver print
Montana, 2008, gelatin-silver print
New York City, 1974, gelatin-silver print
Aretha Franklin, 1968, Iris print on rag paper
New City, 2003, gelatin-silver print
Canton, OH, 1979, gelatin-silver print
Kyoto, 1981, gelatin-silver print
Tarrytown, N.Y., 1992, gelatin-silver print
New York City, 1987, gelatin-silver print
New York City, 2011, gelatin-silver print
Nude, 1980, gelatin-silver print
Stems, 1994, gelatin-silver print
Cody, Wyoming, 2000, gelatin-silver print
Philadelphia, 1961, gelatin-silver print
Detroit, 1963, gelatin-silver print

Portfolios

Fraenkel Gallery Exhibitions

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Publications

Select Museum Exhibitions

America By Car

8 Jun 2012 - 1 Sep 2012
National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen

Friedlander

23 Feb 2008 - 18 May 2008
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Friedlander

1 Jul 2005 - 1 Oct 2005
Museum of Modern Art, New York

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