Lee Friedlander Retrospective Exhibition

Rat Hole Gallery

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Lee Friedlander was born in Washington State in 1934 and began taking photographs as a boy. After studying photography at the Los Angeles Art Center, he moved to New York in 1956 and has continued to be an independent photographer, winning high acclaim at the core of the new age of American documentary photography. At the beginning of his career in the 60s, Friedlander turned his lens toward everyday street scenes. At that time, photography as a media was seeking out a new direction that related to the individual's inner expressions. He photographed scenes in daily life as social scenes, and insisted that viewing photographs is not viewing reality but the photographer's personal world of interpretation. His works that capture daily life from a personal viewpoint has had great influence on the development of modern photography. Friedlander's productions that began with street photography have grown and diversified to include portraits of family and close friends and scenes of trees and nature that he loves. In 2005 he was awarded the Hasselblad Photography Award. The full-blown "Friedlander" Exhibit held at the MoMA the same year that featured approximately 500 works covered his half-century career and moved many people.

In this compilation exhibit, works from Friedlander's early years to his recent cabinet size works will be introduced.

Works include: Street Photography, Self Portrait, Little Screen, American Monument, Portraits, At Work, Nudes, Letters from the People, Stems, Architectural America, Landscape



From 2007-03-30 To 2007-05-06


Lee Friedlander



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