Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander: Chain Link

Lee Friedlander: Chain Link

Lee Friedlander is celebrated for his ability to weave disparate elements from ordinary life into uncanny images of great formal complexity and visual wit. And few things have attracted his attention―or been more unpredictable in their effect―than the humble chain link fence. Erected to delineate space, form protective barriers and bring order to chaos, the fences in Friedlander’s pictures catch…
The new Cars, 1964 by Lee Friedlander

The new Cars, 1964 by Lee Friedlander

In the 1960s the release of the new car models of the next year was a big event in America that received extensive media attention. For their November Issue, Harper’s Bazaar granted Lee Friedlander (US, 1934), fairly unknown at that time and clueless about cars, complete freedom for the coverage of the soon-to-be unveiled cars of 1964. But instead of…
Lee Friedlander The Nudes: A Second Look

Lee Friedlander The Nudes: A Second Look

Lee Friedlander’s exploration of one of photography’s most enduring genres began almost by chance, in the late 1970s, when a teacher colleague at Rice University in Houston lined up a regular schedule of nude models for his students. Almost immediately, Friedlander found that he preferred to photograph the models at their homes, and ingeniously deployed household objects such as bedside…
Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes

Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes

Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes focuses on the photographs the artist made during a series of road trips through the 1990s and 2000s. Working with a large negative, a wide-angle lens, and photographing from unconventional vantage points, Friedlander’s square-format photographs draw the viewer into idiosyncratic qualities of the terrain while skewing expectations of beatific grandeur. Though Friedlander’s subjects include some of…
Lee Friedlander: America by Car

Lee Friedlander: America by Car

Enduring icons of American culture, the car and the highway remain vital as auguries of adventure and discovery, and a means by which to take in the country’s vast scale. Lee Friedlander is the first photographer to make the car an actual “form” for making photographs. Driving across most of the country’s 50 states in an ordinary rental car, Friedlander…