Lee Friedlander


Lee Friedlander (American, born 1934) took up photography in 1948 and studied at the Art Center School Los Angeles with Edward Kaminski until 1955. Friedlander then moved to New York, where he met Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, and Garry Winogrand. Grants from the Guggenheim Foundation in 1960 and 1962 allowed him to pursue non-commercial projects. As a representative of street photography he documented everyday and urban situations in New York and elsewhere in America and also took self-portraits. His photography books include Self Portrait (1970), The American Monument (1976), Factory Valleys (1982), and Like a One-Eyed Cat (1989). He received the Hasselblad Foundation Award in 2005, the same year that the Museum of Modern Art in New York organized a comprehensive retrospective of his works.