Born in 1934, Lee Friedlander, often referred to as “a photographer’s photographer,” is one of the most influential photographers of our time. Clearly, Friedlander stands out as one of the artists whose work and vision has dominated American photography since the 1960s. His images have assured him a place of honor among the photographers he admires: Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank. His crowded, tense and often humorous images and skein-like interlocking of pictorial elements address the fractured characteristics of life, both urban and rural, in the late twentieth century. Friedlander is considered amongst the first photographers who addressed the “social landscape.”
This exhibition will be a rare opportunity to view Friedlander’s large gelatin-silver prints, measuring 20×24”. This selection is planned to supplement the traveling retrospective of Friedlander’s work entitled “Like a One-Eyed Cat” curated and organized by the Seattle Art Museum, which will be on view at the Friends of Photography Ansel Adams Center from July 18 through September 30.
*This exhibition runs concurrently with Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures V.