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Lee Friedlander (American, 1934- )

Lee Friedlander is a master of street photography and the American panorama. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, and influenced by Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank, phe was one of the foremost photographers of the "Social Landscape" in the 1960s. Friedlander's photographs fragment reality, use reflective surfaces, and compress space into flat perspectives with seemingly endless networks of pattern, shapes, and forms. His self-portraits, their shadows or reflections, are a form of self-definition, and also a reference to the act of making a photograph. He received Guggenheim fellowships in 1960 and 1962, and rediscovered and preserved the photographs of E. J. Bellocq in 1968.
- Barbara Lenihan

Selected Bibliography
Clarke, Graham. The Photograph. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Friedlander, Lee. Self-Portrait/Lee Friedlander. New York: Haywire Press, 1970.

Slemmons, Rod. Like a One-Eyed Cat, Photographs of Lee Friedlander, 1956-1987. New York: Harry Abrams, Inc., 1989.


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