Lee Friedlander


Lee Friedlander (born July 14, 1934) is an American photographer and artist. In the 1960s and 1970s, Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban "social landscape," with many of his photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street signs. His work is characterized by its innovative use of framing and reflection, often using the natural environment or architectural elements to frame his subjects. Over the course of his career, Friedlander has been the recipient of numerous awards and his work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide (Museum of Modern Art, New York. Corcoran Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne).

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Born 14 July 1934. From 1953 to 1955, Friedlander studied photography with Edward Kaminski at the Art Center School, Los Angeles, California. Friedlander has been a freelance photographer since 1955. In 1979-1980, Friedlander was commissioned by the Akron Art Museum to document the industrial area of the Ohio River Valley in Ohio and Pennsylvania. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2005.

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Lee Friedlander, Friedlander Lee Norman, Lee Norman Friedlander

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