Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander (born July 14, 1934) is an American photographer and artist. In the 1960s and 70s, working primarily with 35mm cameras and black and white film, Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban “social landscape,” with many of the photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street-signs.
via en.wikipedia.org

There’s always a somehow hidden detail in Lee Friedlander’s photographs. I love the way he instead of hiding the city’s “less pretty” objects, such as street-signs and fences, tries to include them in the photographs.

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5 responses to “Lee Friedlander

  1. the first picture is from elliott erwitt

    • Thank you for the correction. I really thought it was form Lee Friedlander (altough I don’t remember where I found it), even considering the style a little different from the other photographs I know. Now I want to see more from Elliott Erwitt :)

  2. Elliott Erwitt is great: he was president of Magnum for a time. He also took the famous series of photos of Nixon and Krushchev during the “Kitchen Debate” in 1959, not to mention the iphoto of Jackie Kennedy at JFK’s funeral which was appropriated by Andy Warhol.

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