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Friedlander, Lee (1934)

After having studied at Los Angeles’ Art Center School of Design, Lee Friedlander settles in New York, in 1955, and promptly creates the covers of numerous jazz discs. He also turns to street photography, capturing not only individuals in their everyday errands but also fragments of America’s urban and rural landscape as well as its interiors. Inspired by Walker Evans and Robert Frank, the American photographer shows how difficultly the human figure fits in the city and perfectly depicts the disorder this awkwardness provokes. He also records shop windows or the landscapes he observes through his car’s window. In 1958, he discovers Ernest J. Bellocq’s prostitute images and decides to acquire the negatives and publish them in Storyville Portraits, in 1970 - did these portraits inspire his nudes of a young Madonna? In contemporary New York, Lee Friedlander can still be seen roaming the city’s streets with his camera, eager to record our obsession with cellphones: another means of confronting people’s solitude in the metropolis.
 

Tags / Lee Friedlander - American Photographer - Street - 1950s - Landscape - Disorder
Lee Friedlander, From the series America by Car, Alaska, 2007
Lee Friedlander, From the series America by Car, Alaska, 2007
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, Boston, 1986
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, Boston, 1986
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, California, 2008
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, California, 2008
Lee Friedlander, Death Valley, Califonia, 2002
Lee Friedlander, Death Valley, Califonia, 2002
Lee Friedlander, Galax, Virginia, 1962
Lee Friedlander, Galax, Virginia, 1962
Lee Friedlander, Golden Gate Park, 1972 (printed 1978)
Lee Friedlander, Golden Gate Park, 1972 (printed 1978)
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, Kansas City, 1965 (printed 1973)
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, Kansas City, 1965 (printed 1973)
Lee Friedlander, From the series America by Car, Montana, 2008
Lee Friedlander, From the series America by Car, Montana, 2008
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New York City, 2006
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New York City, 2006
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New Orleans, 1968
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New Orleans, 1968
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New York City, 1962
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New York City, 1962
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New York City, 1966
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, New York City, 1966
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, Northern France, 1972 (printed 1978)
Lee Friedlander, Untitled, Northern France, 1972 (printed 1978)
Lee Friedlander, Rose Bush
Lee Friedlander, Rose Bush
Lee Friedlander, Stony Point, New York, 1974 (printed 1976)
Lee Friedlander, Stony Point, New York, 1974 (printed 1976)
Lee Friedlander, Topless Bridesmaid, 1967
Lee Friedlander, Topless Bridesmaid, 1967
Lee Friedlander, Untitled Nude (Madonna), 1979
Lee Friedlander, Untitled Nude (Madonna), 1979
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